In a corner of his Shropshire Garden, Anthony Sargeant photographed this clump of Grape Hyacinths clustered above an old stone boundary wall. (Easter Saturday – April 15th 2017) it was a fine spring day with cool breezes freshening the mind. The garden is punctuated with many bright spots of colour with Forget-me-nots and late daffodils as well as early tulips.
Spring has arrived in England and the primroses are blooming all over the garden and in the hedgerows. Anthony Sargeant, Tony, took this photograph late in the afternoon of the 30th March 2017 in the garden of his Shropshire Home.
Anthony Sargeant went for a walk around the grounds of Stowe on the 22nd December 2016 with his friend Trish. It was a beautiful clear crisp winter’s day and the magnificent Capability Brown grounds made for an invigorating walk. Here the view is back up towards the house but inside the deep HaHa.
Looking up the garden of the Shropshire home of Anthony Sargeant on a sunny August day in 2015. A reminder of the wonderful variety of the English climate on a freezing frosty morning in December. via An English garden in August 2015
via An English garden in August 2015
We are back in midsummer ! The gardens at David Austin Roses on the Staffordshire – Shropshire border . Tony Sargeant took this photograph of his best friend (don’t you love the retro 1950s dress?) . So good to be reminded of the warmth of summer in the depths of winter.
Bought from Austin Roses
These lovely peachy roses were cut by Tony from his Shropshire garden on the 2nd July 2015. They form a rather good ‘still-life’ in a glass jug on an antique Ersari bag face covering an oak coffer in our main living room. The roses are named Queen of Sweden and were bought from Austin Roses a few years ago. They have a lovely soft colour and normally repeat flower quite freely but this year the repeat flowering was very late due to the cool summer and added chill effect of summer breezes.