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coach trip on 18th August with Probus


We were very lucky with the weather; we fitted the visits in between the dark clouds and smatterings of rain.   However it was windy whenever a close-up was attempted.

Globe thistle - Echinops

Jo-Pye Weed - Eupatorium

Billowing pink grass

Scleranthus biflorus - silver bushes

Scaevola aemula 'White Wonder'

Scaevola aemula 'Little Wonder'

Alyogyne ‘Magic Moments’

Pseudopanax ferox

Anigozanthos flavidus

Anigozanthos flavidus - Kangaroo or cat's paw


Solanum laciniatum

Solanium laciniatum flower


Erigeron mucronatus

View towards the countryside

Stipa tenuissima

Small tortoiseshell on Carlina acaulis

Salvia azurea


Eryngium yuccifolium

Rich blue agapanthus

Berkheya purpurea

Amaryllis belladonna

Acanthus seeds

White agapanthus

Hyde Hall

Asclepias curassavica

Climbing rose 'Mermaid'

Helenium, aster and rudbeckia

Old fashioned style rose

Rosa 'Summer Wine'

Gunnera about 12ft across

Echinacea purpurea

Red border

Orange and gold border

Anagalis monellii

Magnolia grandiflora

Lovely golden poker


We had and excellent lunch at the restaurant - lasagne and salad

The driver had to negotiate a road closure which necessitated driving round some very narrow lanes.  

layer marney tower


Lead tank

Tulip tree with buds

Knot garden

The Tower

Layer Marney

The Tower

Tudor chimneys

Old gate

Pink rose

Red rose


The Hall and portcullis below


Stairs to the Tower

Big cat

More big cats

Plants in the risers

The Tower

Sitting down a minute

The Tower

Tower and fountain

Friendly goats