Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wee trip to Rowallane

I'm writing from under a pile of tissues and paracetamol; coughing, sneezing and generally feeling very sorry myself. This cold is taking over my life and though it pains me to say it I have succumbed to the odd teary moment, I feel so pathetic. Barely the end of the summer and I have my first encounter with the cold and flu medication - why oh why!

So let's go on a quick wee journey to Rowallane on a sunny afternoon this time last week, eh? These photos were simply taken with my camera phone but they are colourful and cheery, I love how they mix purples, blues and oranges together, it seems to be a theme of theirs....

There were many volunteers there that day and it was evident that they had been working hard. Old plants were gone, the ground mulched and the paths tended too. Their compost heap must be fabulous :)

Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
liking this colour combination
Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
look at the size of  this rosehip!
Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
just love how this climber is allowed to poke through a tall yew pillar
Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
more purple and orange with a little yellow in the background
Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
a small dog :) and a rhododendron
Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
simple, effective edging protecting the new growth and naked ladies in this bed
Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
stunning arch from one garden into another
Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
chives are popular for wasps and butterflies
Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
the stables and clock tower quadrangle 
Rowallane visit - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~ an allotment blog
hehe, found in the second hand book shop on site
Well I am off to snuggle under a blanket, keep on top of my fluids and try to cheer up a bit. All this sneezing and nose blowing is making reading my two 'for review' books very hard as my eyes keep tearing up...maybe a wee nap would help ;)

Love and hugs
Carrie

11 comments:

  1. Lovely photos Carrie hope you're feeling better soon.

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    1. Thank you so much... Still rotten today but it's only a cold, I'll be fine xxx

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  2. It looks like a lovely place, and the book should be a fun read. Sorry you're not well, I think I'm coming down with something too, it hardly seems fair, it's still summer! I do hope you're feeling much better soon. CJ xx

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    1. It's really fabulous and that was just a little bit of it. We got another book instead, I can't remember, something about historical agriculture.
      Nope! You are not allowed to get sick too xxx

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  3. What a gorgeous place!!! Wow! That color combination up there is outstanding! And I got a kick out of that handbook! Hope you feel better very soon!!! Nicole xo

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    1. Glad you loved the colour combo too. Next bunch of flowers I get I'm going for that mixture ;)
      Feeling like a giant ball of gunge today but must surely be getting better, right!? x

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    1. Lordy I love sleep. Sleep is my favourite :) x

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  5. I hope that you're feeling better as colds are such rotten things. That looks, and sounds, like a lovely place to visit. Terrific pictures, especially the Peacock butterfly.
    Take care, Flighty. xx

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    1. A late summer cold is rather cruel but I'm fighting. Glad you liked my snippet of Rowallane. I'll be there all seasons so I'll capture the different beautiful sides xxx

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  6. What a great visit. Sounds like you have been inspired by some ideas. Hope your cold gets better soon xx Matron

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