Sissinghurst, Kent, 1st June 2016

The famous Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson's Sissinghurst gardens were cold for the first day of June, a pity as it is a place to relax and enjoy the scents of very early summer.

The White Garden was super cool on a bleak day.
The azaleas led up to a sumptuous white wisteria.
Red poppies. Just the tonic on a cold day. Have I mentioned the cold?
Three iris varieties, two being bearded. I've no idea of their names.
Clematis 'Asao' 
Papaver 'Fire Ball'
Clematis 'Mrs Cholmondeley'


  1. Well at least it doesn't appear to have been crowded?
    An amazing garden and an amazing look into a time which I can in no way relate to. I'm thrilled when I actually get the lawn mowed, edging and weedlessness are only just dreams!

  2. It was so cold that most people were in the cafe!


And remembering .....

Galanthus 'Mighty Atom'