I'm sharing these also to remind me that weekends are special family time and I need to step away from social media and the online life that sucks me in to just enjoy the ordinary moments of life, dunking soldiers in eggs at breakfast, walks holding hands, snuggled up under the blanket on the sofa watching cheesy films.
Nothing stands between two friends and a cup of coffee, not even light rain on the morning of visiting New Forest Lavender Farm. The lavender isn't in bloom yet there but the Nursery, garden and tearoom make it still worth a visit. Eager beavers amongst readers might recall I wrote about New Forest Lavender last July, when the lavender was in full flow.
Situated in the heart of the Medieval Town, Rhodes, next to the famous Street of the Knights, the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) is a must visit attraction. Not only can you see a host of archaeological treasures and a real sense of 'the old Rhodes' but it offers plenty of shaded areas, perfect if you are visiting at a hotter time of year.
Firstly a big thank you to to Gemma for hosting last week whilst I was off off and away in Rhodes, much appreciated young lady. And talking of Rhodes, that where the photos this week are from, a couple from Lindos and the rest from the Old Town, Rhodes. Obviously a totally different vibe to here, which is all about this this week...
Welcome to the second post in the series 'Grower Spaces'. Grower Spaces is a series of articles about people and their gardens. Their connections to and love of their grower space. I ask questions, people give answers and we illustrate it with photographs.This time we are heading to France, South West France to be more exact to the garden of Susan Hayes who blogs at Our French Oasis. I do hope you find this Grower Space as fascinating as I do.
Do you ever come back from a holiday to find yourself needing a break? That’s what is happening to me at the moment. Rhodes was splendid last week, we had a great time and we made time to just relax. My zen was broken though when we arrived back home and started unpacking – the mountain of sandy holiday washing that piled up in five (yes five!) washing baskets soon stared at me.
Two words - Wisteria Hysteria! The Sundial Garden at Exbury Gardens is one of my favourite spots and although the garden itself will not be in full bloom till the Summer the Wisteria is representing in a BIG way at the moment. Twisted round a stone arbour this wisteria is such an impressive sight.
We chose to visit Lindos one morning during our stay in Rhodes. It's a trip that I'd recommend to anyone who finds themselves in Rhodes. Lindos can get very busy, it's Acropolis is a big tourist pull and the narrow winding streets are less enjoyable to negotiate at peak times. We arrived just before 10am and at that time it wasn't too busy but an hour later and it was really filling up with people
This short walk is one we have been meaning to go on for a while now, but parking is scarce so we have been scuppered in the past, there's just room for 4 or 5 cars one a graveled area on the side of the road.
Grower Spaces is a series of articles about people and their gardens. Their connections to and love of their grower space. I ask questions, people give answers and we illustrate it with photographs. There's been a smashing response from people signing up to be featured and I've got a real variety to feature over the next few months.