“Did you see the piece on Cambo in September Gardens Illustrated? If I lived up your way I’d be there every weekend” was the comment left by Rob at Our French Garden in a recent posting. No, I hadn’t… but I went out to get myself a copy pretty sharpish!
Cambo, I featured back in March with two postings on their fantastic snowdrop display Look out, look out… and Blooming Special. After this Rob did mention that Noel Kingsbury had been up to Cambo and that there was a new North American Prairie garden being planted out. I had been eagerly keeping an eye out locally for any word on this all summer.
Opening my copy of this magazine I was stunned! This garden is just over an hours drive away and I had never visited it until earlier this year. The snowdrops were breathtaking but my visit last Friday just blew me away.
The selection process of photos has begun but I can see already that this could take some time. However, I was desperate to share some images ahead of my posting so that others within an hour or two away may also enjoy this garden too.
“Cambo is strikingly contemporary – since 2001, the planting has been influenced by the ‘new perennial’ movement”
“Grasses play a major role in linking areas visually, and in providing continuity from one season to another”
“Sophisticated design and technical approaches to planting make Cambo a very exciting place indeed”
I would tend to agree with all of the above… and with Rob. I plan to try and visit this garden a few times more before the end of the year now.
On the home front, regular visits are still taking place to our hedgehog house. The image below shows a screen grab from my desktop earlier tonight. You can also see the cover image of the September issue of Gardens Illustrated should you want to pick it up too.
When working on the PC in the evenings, I can watch ‘Live’ any visits to our hedgehog house. Times of visits vary a little and sometimes they don’t appear before I switch my PC off but the next day I can see the leaves have been moved around suggesting someone has been in.
The black screen is where I see the live image. You can also see the remote control image that I use to take video and photos. The long strip shows the photos taken. I thoroughly enjoy having this opportunity to peek in on night wildlife visits.
Coming back to garden visits, recently I heard from another blogger, DAFFODIL PLANTER, inviting me to share my seven favourite gardens. Well, not surprisingly, Cambo has been immediately catapulted into my top three! Ah… but it may well be a few weeks before I finalise this list. Now, this is going to be fun. I expect I’m going to have to refer to a few photo albums on this one 🙂
Tomorrow is the 15th and Garden Bloggers Bloom Day once again where bloggers from around the world post on what’s in flower in their gardens. If you want to take part with a posting pop over to Carol’s posting at May Dreams Gardens with your link and from there you’ll be able to browse other gardens too. Have fun… Happy Bloom Day for tomorrow 😀