Before The Wedding

Before setting off to Lyndhurst for Danni and Andy’s wedding, we took a short tour round the garden.

Cow parsley

Cynthia Jobin‘s question on yesterday’s post had alerted us to the similarities between cow parsley and hemlock. After extensive research The Head Gardener was able to pronounce that we did not have poison and could indeed make soup with our crop.

Summer season statue

We have now discovered that the boy in the four seasons statuary represents summer.

Snake Bark maple

Two clematis Montanas are now giving the dead Snake Bark maple a new lease of life.

We attended the aforementioned wedding, had lots of lovely food and a certain amount of beer and wine. I will report on it tomorrow.


  1. There was a lot of hemlock growing in Ballarat some years ago. One child died and an elephant from a circus was pastured in a spot. The elephant also died.

  2. I’m pretty sure that Japanese Knotweed is in the same family but you’d know what that was. The ones we saw in Cornwall were huge. looking forward to the wedding photos!

  3. This Sunday morning I am glad no poison in garden, happy to see sunshine and excited to hear about wedding, Derrick. Telll Jackie her placement of extra art always brings a smile to my face! The use of a lovely shaped tree that no longer lives as a climbing trellis is Genius! πŸ™‚ xo

  4. So lovely that the clematis have given the maple new life in some way – quite quite beauteous and as nature herself desires, I think.

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