Six on Saturday: Slape Manor, Dorset

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.


The Six on Saturday meme is hosted by The Propagator.  Click on the link to see what other plant lovers are chatting about.


10 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: Slape Manor, Dorset

  1. I’m fascinated that a Wollemi Pine would grow over there! And the rhododendron is a gorgeous sumptuous colour.


    • Wollemis certainly seem to do quite well here in the south. They are turning up in lots of gardens now. It’s one of the joys of gardens that you can see plants from all over the world!

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