Bradley Gardens

After our visit to Prudhoe Castle, we went to Bradley Nursery & Gardens, had a spot of lunch and applied our macro lenses to capture some of the blooms.

Victorian walled Garden
Victorian walled Garden

The magnolia’s had nearly finished blooming.

Magnolia
Magnolia

but the bluebells were gorgeous.

bluebells
bluebells

Not sure what this plant is but I liked it’s curly wurlyness. Didn’t get enough blur in the shot to make the plant stand out so took this into photoshop and selected the plant and applied gaussian blur to the background, need more practice at it.

curly wurly plant
curly wurly plant
lovely old rotorvator
lovely old rotorvator
Mike and a curly wurly tree
Mike and a curly wurly tree

They had some strange garden decorations, I mean, would you??

guard dogs
guard dogs
satanic bird bath
satanic bird bath

and though this one was quite nice, at Β£124 without the base, ($187/E167) I’ll give it a miss πŸ™‚

how much??
how much??

Loved the water feature,

water feature
water feature

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and they had lots of gorgeous tulips on display

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pansies too and violas

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I’m not sure what these are but they’re ready to pop by the looks of them

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buds on trees ready to go too

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my favourite flowers were these little hearts

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Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

and that’s the end of my day out with Sophie & Mike.

Today is a bank holiday so back to work tomorrow, and hopefully another trip out somewhere at the weekend.

laters gaters

πŸ˜‰

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