Buxton: England’s Leading Spa Town and Gateway to the Peak District – another ‘jolly’ last year

If you pop in here now and again you’ll know that I don’t just ‘do’  pieces about my crime writing or guest author interviews on my blog. I also post about what I call my ‘jollies,’ which are trips out and about to wonderful gardens, villages, churches and cathedrals, country houses, special events and other places of interest I’ve been […]

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A new Jolly: Sissinghurst Castle Garden – Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, and Violet Trefusis come to mind. Sharing this again…

Sissinghurst and Vita Sackville-West...
Deep in the countryside with views over a lush valley at one side of the cottage and in the distance, views to the sea on a clear day from the front.

The fields directly behind the cottage host a large herd of very inquisitive cows, who love to pop their heads over the fence when they spy anyone in the garden, and 'moo' their greetings whilst their heads turn this way and that, watching what's going on with the humans.

Family garden (c) Jane Risdon 2015

The garden was full of colour still, shimmering in the heat of the day - we had two glorious days -  with the scent of Honeysuckle and Roses drifting on the air early mornings, and late evenings, mingled with the aroma of mown hay, and the sweet smell of the cattle.

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