Garden View: Trelissick

We popped over to Trelissick Gardens on a bright autumnal day towards the end of October aiming for a walk down to the beach and around the woodland to enter the garden near to the King Harry ferry crossing. Except when we arrived there was a notice informing us that the ferry  garden entrance was…

Garden View: Trengwainton

Trengwainton is my closest National Trust garden, though St Michael’s Mount and Godolphin are pretty close too. They are all very different gardens and I try to visit each one a couple of times a year, usually spring and autumn. Summer is best avoided, especially St Michael’s Mount which attracts a lot of coaches. Trengwainton…

Six on Saturday | Lost Gardens of Heligan

There is not a lot of change in my garden this week, though I have bought a couple of new perennial plants for the shady border. How could I resist when they were being offered at 50% off! Now I can’t decide whether to keep them in their pots until the spring or chance planting…

Clarity

I popped over to St Michael’s Mount to get one last visit in before the garden closed at the end of September. Leaving just before the tide started to come back in I was struck by the absolute clearness of the light over the mount on my way to the car park. Usually the castle…

The Shining

More ‘ant’ people and a couple of ‘ant’ dogs enjoying the sun at Porthtowan’s beach last week. And one of my favourite shots of sun sparkling on the water.

a cornish view

A blogging friend of mine once said how much she loved my ‘signature’ ant people as I photograph beaches from the cliff tops. So here’s a recent one for her. Godrevy beaches all joined up at low tide, September 27

Cornish beaches: Godrevy

Godrevy lighthouse was my muse for all of 2017. But even though the lighthouse and the landscape has featured heavily on this blog, I have not actually written about the beach itself. The beach stretches from the north side of where the Red River runs into the sea at Gwithian. It is broken into several…

Cornish beaches: Holywell Beach

One of Holywell Bay’s most distinctive features are the twin rocks just of the coast. These two huge rocks are known as Gull Rocks or Carter’s Rocks. Those of you who watch the TV series ‘Poldark’ may recognise these images. Holywell beach is owned by the Warleggans . The name Holywell is derived from holy well…

Six on Saturday | Scarecrows

A very different Six on Saturday today.  A week or so ago I visited the Trengwainton Gardens near Penzance mainly to have a look at the wonderful Scarecrow exhibition in the Walled garden. They hold it every year and with a different theme each time and this year’s theme of Inspirational Women commemorates 100 years since…

Garden View: Trengwainton

Trengwainton is Cornish for ‘house of springs’ which is a reference to the many small springs that run throughout the garden. It is a plant grower’s dream garden with plants collected from all over the world. In spring it is home to magnificent magnolias and camellias followed by rhododendrons and azaleas, then lush banana plants…