Once again though, we have been enjoying more gardens - this really is my favourite time of year(at least until Autumn!)
Last week we had to drive right past the entrance to Styall Mill(also known as Quarry Bank)so after completing our errand we decided to go for a walk!
The rhododendron walk that opened up last year was lovely
We saw so many bees - this one posed beautifully!
Some of my favourite flowers are blooming at the moment..
Another path that has been made and opened gives a lovely view of the restored greenhouse as well as the heated greenhouse and the gardener's cottage.
Aren't these irises the most beautiful colours?
We were heading down to the lower formal garden...
...via these steps - there was a warning at the top!
Great to find some ferns that hadn't fully unfurled and lovely rotten tree stump - a lovely home for some lucky creatures!
This made me smile - the bulb leaves had been cut and were collecting falling petals making them look like a new variety of flower!!
Love this colour!
I found a bench to sit on till hubby caught me upA little bit of going up hill and we were headed back to the car park.
This made me very happy - so many different grass have been left to grow - you can see in the background that there is still a lot of work to be done on the new car park but it is so much better then the old one.
Finally the little pond on the entry path.
If you would like to see Styall earlier in the year the post is here.
Of course the reason for being here today is to join Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday.
We didn't stop for coffee last week so I have found a photo of our two for the price of one afternoon tea at our local garden centre at the beginning of May.
We ended up taking a doggy bag home (as did quite a few folk)
so that hubby could finish off the cakes!!We arrived just after they began serving so that our afternoon tea was our late lunch!!
As it's Tuesday can I also remind you that 'She's got the look', our theme at Try It On Tuesday still has almost a week till closing.
I had a bit of a warm up play with something I have recently seen on several blogs, that I first saw on Brigit Koopsen's's blog while doing the Gelliplate challenge.
Image transfer straight onto the gelliplate.
I must confess it took a few tries before I was happy but I think I will be making a few more of these!
I would like to enter at Art Journal Journey for Gill's theme 'Inspired by' (Brigit Koopsen)
Country View Challenges - The Written Word
Thanks for looking, Chris