The Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle

We visited the Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight in June 2010. The garden was designed by Chris Beardshaw, who is a former presenter of Gardener’s World on BBC TV. The garden was opened to the public on 4th June 2009. The Princess Beatrice garden has themed flower borders, standard … Read more The Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle

The wild rose and wild sweetpea


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Two more plants seen on my wildflower meadow walk were the wild rose and the wild sweetpea.

Can you name these wildflowers?


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In my earlier posts about my wildflower meadow walk I posted my pictures of buttercups, daisies, dandelion clocks and the may tree. I took pictures of other plants that I don’t know the names of. If you recognise any of them perhaps you could help me out by telling me in a comment to this … Read more Can you name these wildflowers?

The majestic iris


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I have two varieties of iris growing by my garden pond. One that has blue/mauve flowers grows in the water and the other that has yellow flowers grows in the soil just behind the pond. The iris strikes me as the most regal of flowers. They are just coming into flower. Unfortunately the lifespan of … Read more The majestic iris