Penarth Open Gardens Trail
Dierama and Thalictrum
It's been a strange and difficult year but these perennial beauties timed their appearance perfectly for The Penarth Open Gardens Trail at the end of July. They're always the stars of the show and this year was no exception.
Like all our gardens mine has struggled with excessive rain and the recent drought but it was interesting to share problems and information with other gardeners and take stock. Climate change will see all of us having to make adjustments in the coming years.
It was so lovely to be able to have this event - our 25th opening. A year late due to the pandemic but wonderful to be able to do it at last. It was an incredibly busy day. I had over 200 visitors to my tiny garden,almost twice as many as usual and all the gardens taking part were the same.
The Potting Bench Shop
Artisans Corner News
We are having a Flower Festival in Penarth for the month of August so I have been busy filling my window display space with flower pictures.
This original watercolour of Penarth, garden By The Sea was destined for an exhibition in Penarth Pier Pavilion last year to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the opening of our lovely Pier. Penarth was then known as "The Garden By The Sea" and, thanks to our local Council installing some lovely raised flower beds, it is once again living up to its historic description. I love the view of the Pier through this beautiful veil of lacy flowers.Framing by Penarth Framing.
Sadly the exhibition could not take place because of the Lockdown so I thought this would be the perfect occasion to put it on display. I have added my oils-on-board original of Field Poppies and Dandelion Clocks, framed by Adam Frames, along with some prints and cards.