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Coach trip with Probus on 20.7.16 to Winston Churchill's house at Chartwell

Yellow musk by a stream;  all water in the garden comes from the Chart well

Gunnera manicata - Brazilian giant-rhubarb.   It can have leaves 4ft across

Varied stepping stones

Dierama pulcherrimum Angel's fishing rod

Leycesteria formosa

Magnolia could be wilsonii

Large flowered  Clematis

detail below


Scented red rose

Lady Churchill liked pastel flowers

Rose garden and house

Smoke bush and Campanula lactiflora

Marlborough Pavilion built as a summerhouse

Frieze depicting the Battle of Blenheim

Duke of Marlborough

Romneya coulteri


A Phlox paniculata variety, I would have liked it for our garden, but the shop did not have any for sale

Shasta daisy

Elaborate plumbing

Berberis in a mixed border

The sun came out

Gunnera in the sun

Under the cedar tree





Enjoying the sun

Rosa 'The Fairy'

Large flowered Clematis

Herbaceous border by the vegetable garden

Dahlia in the cutting garden

Golden rose borders

Herb garden

Looking back on the herb garden

Wall built by Churchill

Annual linaria

Hydrangea, both colours  found on the same plant so it must have been treated

Vegetable garden

White agapanthus about 14cm across with a Mallow


Small flowered clematis

Allium carinatum pulchellum and shadows

Red hydrangea

Clematis texensis var.

Campanula punctata

Veronica on the left which was planted in a long border with Verbena bonariensis and Buddleias to provide nectar and pollen for insects.

We looked around the house then walked around the pond

Pond with carp and roach

Large carp

Willow reflected in the water

Long view

Sculpture by Oscar Nemon

Jock of Chartwell's profile photo

I was disappointed not to see Jock the resident cat

The journey home was slow through the tunnel, but otherwise fine.