This week’s Saturday Six come from lovely Slape Manor, Dorset, open for the National Garden Scheme.
One – Not everyone likes orange flowers, but I loved this rhododendron (variety unknown). The colour just lit up its little glade.
Two – Something a little quieter? This iris (variety unknown) looked beautiful in a dignified sort of way set against its own foliage and that of nearby hostas.
Three – A practically perfect magnolia (variety, again, unknown)
Four – From the bog garden at Slape, a glorious candelabra primrose (Primula pulverulenta, I presume) also looks good against hosta foliage.
Five – A rather experimental shot here – a pieris seen against the foliage of a variegated cornus in the background, just as you see it in the garden.
Six – Another experimental shot. Okay it’s weird. I photographed this wollemi pine directly into the sun. I think it gives this ancient species a rather Jurassic look.
For my full blog post on the gardens at Slape Manor, see The Garden Visitor on Monday.