February at Rosemoor – bulbs and sculptures

My mother kindly gave me RHS membership for Christmas, and I was keen to visit our local garden at Rosemoor, near Great Torrington. Like all RHS gardens, it is really well kept, with lots of interesting, choice plants, and there is always something to see in all seasons.

 

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There were plenty of spring bulbs in flower, but interestingly, all the daffodils were delicate species, with no big strident trumpet varieties. Very stylish! These ones under the tree were N. bulbodicum, the hoop-petticoat daffodil.

 

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There is a very nice winter garden, and I loved this combination of a yellow witch hazel with the red berried Skimmia, and the lush grass.

 

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There has been a sculpture exhibition all winter, with all the works for sale. There were plenty to discover, and I didn’t take photos of all, just those that appealed to me. Unsurprisingly they are mostly of animals, or plants.

 

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The stag would have come home with me, except we can re-furnish the living room with the money he would cost…

There is lots of inspiration in a garden like Rosemoor.

 

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Not sure I need a hobbit hole though…

 

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I shall try and visit once a month through the year. Visitors are welcome to come too…

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