|Part of the Perennial Legacy Garden, designed by Paul Harvey-Brookes, at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show (Thursday) - deservedly 'Best in Show'.|
My friend Gary Keim from Philadelphia has been visiting, and by taking a day off, and fitting garden visits between meetings we were able to get to see a number of good gardens and the Tatton Park Flower Show. Each could have its own blog post, but I've chosen one shot from each as a representative of things to see in each garden at present. Not an easy choice!
|Amazing mulleins in the tropical border at Harewood House, at peak flowering (Friday), presumably mostly derived from Verbascum olympicum.|
|A shimmering mass of perennials in Piet Oudolf's central section of Scampston Walled Garden (Saturday).|
|Sunglasses needed: Corn Marigold (Glebionis segetum) at Breezy Knees garden (Saturday).|
|Mist in my garden on Sunday morning (Agastache 'Serpentine' is conspicuous).|
|Clematis 'Mme Julia Correvon' at the Garden House, Condicote, Gloucestershire (Sunday)|
|Helianthus 'Little Becka' in the sunflower trial at RHS Garden Wisley, a superb multi-branching short cultivar, with very attractive flowers.|