|Even buttercups find a place|
in Mary's garden.
I had a great treat on Saturday afternoon organised by the Bishop Auckland Branch of the Marie Curie Organisation - part of their national series of Blooming Great Tea Parties
Mary Smith - an original member of Wear Valley Writers - opened her exquisite garden to raise funds for this excellent charity.
I went at the invitation if my Room To Write friend Gillian Wales who also has an exquisite garden which she will open for the National Gardens Scheme on July 6th.
Another treat in store...
|The garden meanders down a slope|
is structured around mature trees originally
plated by Mary and her husband/
|The hostess - a gifted gardener and a good writer|
|The garden is planted to surprise you with|
contrasting colours and textures
|Achemillla Mollis tumbling onto the path.,|
|Symbol of the Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party |
- made from a beach ball.
|Home made cakes for the Blooming Big Tea Party.|
|This reminds me of a fairy dell.|
|A poppy leads the eye.|
|Dramatic perpendicular scene|
The afternoon raised more than £350 for the Marie Curie Charity.
|Pergola on a green pathway.|
|Pink flowers like stars.|
|Large pool, elegantly postioned,|
|Wild planting by the small pool.|
Thank you Mary. It was a privilege to be there. Wendyxxx