Heady scent of wallflowers amongst the tulips, in the gardens at Hall’s Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon, 15th April 2014. Hall’s Croft was the home of William Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, a physician, Dr John Hall. The celebrated Victorian writer and author, Marie Corelli, lived briefly at Hall’s Croft.
Stratford-upon-Avon always does itself proud in the summer with its window boxes and hanging baskets. Here’s just a taster: first, hanging baskets in front of Shakespeare’s birthplace and second, flower tubs and hanging baskets in Red Lion Square, off Bridge Street. (Click the images to see the larger versions).
These photographs of roses, taken in Hall’s Croft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon, remind me of the lines from William Shakespeare’s 15th sonnet: “When I consider every thing that grows Holds in perfection but a little moment,” (Click the images below to see the larger versions).
Pink peonies photographed in the gardens of New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, this afternoon. (Click the image to see the larger version). New Place is the site of the former home of William Shakespeare. Regrettably, the house was demolished in 1759 by the owner, Reverend Francis Gastrell, in a fit of pique, following a dispute over local […]
Photographed in the garden this afternoon the scented rose “Young Lycidas”. (Click the image to see the larger version). This rose was planted at the end of last November and is now flourishing. It has a lovely ‘old rose’ perfume ! A David Austin rose, “Young Lycidas” was named to mark the 400th anniversary of […]