It’s still very hot and very dry! We are hoping that our borehole has enough water left until the rain arrives! Aberglasney Gardens are still looking amazing and the sprinklers are managing to keep everything looking bright and beautiful. Sitting on the terrace drinking in the view …and a cup of coffee is pure delight.
Luckily Friday dawned bright and not too hot so off to Llandeilo where Pam was leading our Walking Well Group around Dinefwr this week…well…actually…it’s not Walking Well now…it’s just us! The WW funding has been stopped but we will all carry on regardless as we enjoy it so much…..it will all get sorted!
The walk started at the station as usual and we walked down through the town, past the colourful houses and on into the Park.
The rest of these houses aren’t buried below ground!
Lots of wild flowers out in bloom and it looks like we are going to have a bumper year of blackberries!
A glimpse of Paxton Tower can just be seen in the distance …clever planning.. maybe the view was planned by Lady Cecil Rice:
This year at Dinefwr we are celebrating the life of Lady Cecil Rice, 2nd Baroness Dinefwr, one of the most influential women to ever have lived on the Dinefwr Estate.
Lady Cecil was the only child of the fabulously wealthy William Talbot of Hensol in Glamorganshire.
She married George Rice, MP for Carmarthen, in 1756 and together, they transformed the Dinefwr Landscape into what we know and love today.
Splendidly well connected, Cecil and George spent much of their time in London where they were influenced by new ideas of philosophy and culture, especially the view that nature could be art.
Some of the spectators were too shy to look !
Back home the garden seems to be lasting with lots of spot watering. It’s the hanging baskets and window boxes that take such a long time to get wet!
Just looking at those pansies with their pretty faces brings a smile… so do these other faces that appear when I’m bringing them a drink!
The garden wildlife seems to be thriving too! The mouse still appears most days ( sorry Jacqueline!) and the swallows have fledged this week and are enjoying their flying lessons all around the house. The swifts are still screeching around too so it’s all go!
My new greenhouse cost a lot of money and took Jim a long time and a lot of effort ( bad back!) to build but I told him and assured him that it would all be worthwhile in the end. Today I proved my point. Tah dah……one brilliant green pepper!! I even shared it with him…now that’s called…something!