Tuesday, 17 May 2011
R is for Rosa
R is for Rosa Purple Gallico an old shrub rose seen this last weekend at Croome Park in Worcestershire. This is my contribution to ABC Wednesday http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/
The colour of the rose was so intense and the perfume wonderful
The Park is now being restored by the National Trust - we called by on our way back from a stay over in Malvern after a visit to the Spring Flower Show.
The parkland was ploughed up during the war to grow crops - now animals have been grazed on it since and wild flower seeds sown to bring it back to its former glory
The coltsfoot are now in flower and the ox eye daisy - the park is again a blaze of colour
The River Croome flows through the park and a lake borders the endless shrubberies and walkways.
The island at the centre of the lake is home to swans - canadian geese - coots and ducks
The coots were swiming round crazily - diving down continuously - coming up with bits and pieces and feeding the babies
These babies certainly have a whole lotta growing to do - to get big feet like mum and dad !!
We wandered the pathways and woodlands and then made our way back to the restaurant which was originally an old RAF building housing a hospital for the nearby RAF base
As always the National Trust provided home cooking at its best and we sampled Quiche and Bread and Butter Pudding.
So there you have it ROGER and out!!