Grape Hyacinths in my Shropshire garden

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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.

Stowe in December 2016

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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.

My best friend underneath the arches at David Austin Roses

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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.

Roses from the garden of Anthony Sargeant

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Bought from Austin Roses

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.