As I mentioned yesterday, today on the blog I am sharing some pictures from the garden at Hinton Ampner. This is a National Trust house just outside Petersfield and if you are ever in the area do go. In fact, I have a tip to share with you that was given to me by the lovely lady on the customer service desk when we visited.
Lots of National Trust properties are near major motorways or A roads, or just off them and near popular towns and cities. So if you are travelling a long distance, why not factor in visiting one of them en route for your “tea and a pee” rather than stopping at some god awful service station? Much nicer to visit a home or garden, stretch your legs and have a proper cuppa and piece of cake for much less than you would pay in a faceless service station.
I loved the advice so much I signed up for membership there and then.
So on to the gardens, as I said yesterday, not at their best yet but clearly being prepared so that very soon they will be in full bloom. And then I will be back
I apologise now for the number of photos in the post but it was such a gorgeous day I took lots.
Bees, oh how I loved seeing beehives. My inlaws used to keep bees so are experts on all things bees. I never met their bees or hives but whenever I see hives I always think of them and take pics to share, so this one is for you Hopalong and Lady B
Annie and I had asked permission to sneak into the closed greenhouses:
No you ask
No, you want the pictures
But I am too scared, you do it
You are better at it than me
Oh for goodness sake
And I got this one of Annie doing what she does best, lurking in foliage taking pics.