(Walked on 14th March 2017 – 15.5 Miles) I woke to a grey sullen dawn, in a grey sullen mood. OK, OK, I admit it, OK? I wasn’t having fun. This was not the best walk of my life. After only four or five hours’ sleep, I was tired and I was despondent. And sullen. […]
(Walked on 13th March 2017 – 15 Miles + 3.5 getting lost) On a chilly-sunny March morning, we pulled into the small carpark at Overton Hill and the start of The Ridgeway. I hauled my rucksack from the boot, clasped it to my back, hugged partner, hugged son, said my goodbyes and waving over my […]
After mulling over which long-distance path to walk for my 2017 hiking holiday, I decided to revisit my first love, The Ridgeway. I first attempted to walk all of this path in 1981, failed, but then succeeded the following year. And if, as a newbie, I had found both experiences challenging, it also hooked me […]
7 thoughts on “Priory Picture Post # 14”
Hi Janet, I've made so many notes to self since I started this blogging lark, my head is spinning with it all.
Stacy, swearing? You? I find that hard to believe – did I miss something or have I forgotten something also? Probably the latter. Ghostly fireflies sound marvelous. You are so kind to be inclusive on the wet, bedraggled and past our prime front!
You're right Janet – they do. I grow them up through supports at the Priory which helps.
I find the gaura sprawl a bit. Put them in a pot! Why didn't I think of that?
Huh–I could have sworn I'd commented on this. That's what I get for swearing, apparently. What I thought I'd said is that this is one of my favorite “wind” plants. I have some growing next to the patio, and at dusk in a breeze the blossoms look like little ghostly fireflies dancing around. I don't find them easy to photograph, though–nicely done. Would that we could all look so good wet, bedraggled, and past our primes. (We're talking about the gaura, of course.)
Note to self – really must plant some Gaura, in pots if nowhere else. Any plant that lovely even when past its best deserves space.
They are real beauties, Jane and flower for ages. At the Old Forge a huge Cretan pot has been planted up with a pink gaura only and looks incredible.
Hi GS, I love them too. I planted three last year and they've now formed one big mass. Smashing.
I love gaura, too. They're are so light and airy.
I love this plant, I have a couple of pink versions & they're right beauties!