Being short of time, this was quick and easy for me to do today. I don't know what the rose is. Any ideas?
Yellow roses don't usually mean good things in the Language of Flowers - jealousy, betrayal and infidelity are a few - so be careful who you give them too!
For plenty of colourful and creative vases visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden - In a vase on Monday.
I've just had a lovely weekend away and chose the location on purpose so we could visit Forde Abbey on the way home. If you don't know it, it's near Chard in Somerset and it definitely worth a visit for any gardener. There are spectacular dahlias just now as well as a fabulous walled kitchen garden and plenty of trees, lakes, walks and beautiful borders. Plus restaurant and plant nursery, just to make it perfect.
We'd just about done enough walking, as we walked miles the day before as well, when we came across this fantastic bit of meadow/flower planting.
We think what they had done was scraped off the turf and sown seeds in the grooves. There were plenty of flowers even though it is late September.
It was a mix of many different flowers.
This is one entrance. You could walk all the way in and round the circles.
Here is my very rough drawing of the pattern.
I don't think I've got this quite right but it's a very clever design where you follow the paths round and eventually come out again at the other end.
It was so very pretty, I'm glad we found it. I certainly like the idea of scraping away the turf in a small area and sowing a mix. I do love visiting gardens, you always pick up some sort of idea.