Thursday, 12 September 2013
Butterflies, Dahlias and Scarecrows at Baddesley Clinton - Part 2
Second Part of the posts on Baddesley Clinton
After looking round the Walled Garden I walked along to the Vegetable Garden where the scarecrows were to be found.
Master Marmion - Edward Ferrers
"Master Ferrers loves nothing more than bossing around the working class scarecrows and taking more than his fair share of vegetables"
Each scarecrow is accompanied with a rather amusing and quirky rhyme
Hannah Horseradish (Maid)
Little Pip Factory Worker
Florence Nightingale (Lady of the Leek)
Queen Victoria (Empress of the The Great Broad Bean Empire)
Beatrice Beetroot (Cook)
Albert Asparagus (Gardener)
A view over the Parkland that surrounds Baddesley Clinton
This wildflower meadow (with flowers now gone to seed) is full of butterflies in the summer - I once saw dozens of Ringlets here.
I then followed the Woodland and Lake Walk
Back in the garden lots of bunches of grapes ripening
Then back into the Walled Garden for a last look at the dahlias
and Small Tortoiseshells
There is an excellent second hand book shop at Baddesley
and, as usual, I was unable to walk away without making a few purchases!!
I also brought home a bunch of dahlias as a reminder of the visit.