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Monday, April 27, 2009

Riply castle

Last Saturday I had a rare day off, Robert and I made the most of the day and went to Ripley castle in Yorkshire and then on to Newby hall which I will post photo's in my next blog.
We didn't go in the castle we went just to see the gardens. They hold the national collection of hyacinths and have large tropical conservatory.

I loved this door in the castle and tower

These Fratilers looked good growing in the grass

There was a wide range of daffodils some over some still to come out growing wild on the river bank.

We got there just in time to see these tulips, another week and they would be over.

Some of the plants in the tropical conservatory

Just some of the Hyacinth's growing the smell was overpowering

This box garden was planted in the year 2000 for the millennium, the blue is forget-me-not.

This bed was full of tulip peony 'Carnival De Nice'

This tree is a self perpetuating beech tree. Planted in 1840 branches have grown roots on contact with the soil, creating another generation of tree's that are now no longer reliant on the mother tree as you can see in the photo.

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