Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nature vs nurture

Spied over a garden wall in a Derbyshire village, glorious colour contrasts are perfect

Natural wild flower meadow on a steep hillside in Bonsall

A frothy garden on a hillside in Bonsall     

Our recent visit to Derbyshire was full of delights. It was Open Gardens in Bonsall while we were there, with some delightful, unpretentious gardens (not to mention, stunning cakes).

Also, the meadows were looking glorious. There are wild flower meadows on farmland everywhere, which is a joy to see, good for the environment and particularly the bees.

The tendency to have 'loose' natural gardens is a testament to the beauty of nature's way. And where one blends into the other, there is the best of all worlds.

1 comment:

EarthAppleJane said...

Hi Jackie! I love the colours in these Derbyshire gardens! The orange and purple are stunning together. It's lovely when things just happen without too much help. Bye for now Jane