#SixOnSaturday: Natural beauty

Slightly different perspective for #SixOnSaturday this week. My digs at Waddesdon are right next door to the parish church and for the last three weeks I’ve been meaning to take a wander through the churchyard.

I appreciate that this might not appeal to everyone, but it’s clearly a very well-kept space, with regularly mown grass and a path lined with flowering trees which winds its way up to the door of the stone church.

So after work on Tuesday I took my mug of tea and went in search of a bench in the sun! I found one by the porch and sat listening to birdsong (and the rumble of traffic along the A41!).

As the sun moved round the side of the church and my tea spot became noticeably colder, I decided to head back to the house. But something prompted me just to walk a little further and I suddenly realised that I’d been missing out on the best tea-drinking spot!

Round the back of church, the sun continued to shine over a much larger swathe of grass and graves, and I realised that the whole area had a view out across rolling countryside and amazing views!

There were also a lot more benches!!

I followed the path that circumnavigated the building and just as I was about to head for home I caught sight of a very old grave surrounded by the most glorious collection of naturalised spring plants.

By this time the area was in shade and the opportunity to take decent photos had passed. So I went back on Wednesday and took the pictures which make up today’s six.

I’m not going to list them because I only know the names of the things that everyone knows the names of, and anyway I think they speak for themselves really.

Head to The Propagtor’s blog to see what’s going on in other gardens in the UK and beyond!

This week at Waddesdon

It was a two-day week at Waddesdon, for which I was grateful; it was great to have an extra day for a bit of recovery!

I spent both days on Paxo duty: stuffing the bird! The body of the pheasant was almost complete by the time I finished on Wednesday, and I was able to spend a bit of time helping the nursery manager to move plants from the greenhouse to a sheltered outdoor spot to harden off for a couple of weeks.

I’m staying with my parents this weekend so I’ve also had the opportunity to spend time in their garden and in the garden at my grandma’s care home.

I’m just hoping that my own garden and allotment fare OK for the ten days I’m away…

Happy gardening!


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