Well, New Hopetoun Gardens is not terribly far for me to travel now. But with a new garden to look after I was off in search of some plants – specifically ranunculus. I failed in that mission but did see a lot of other beauties. If you’d like to visit just head for the Forth Road Bridge and you’ll find it on the south side not far from Hopetoun House.
I was on the lookout for a rowan tree as, unusally for Scottish gardens , there does not seem to be one here already.
And I also spotted a few Meconopsis – also known as Himalayan Poppies. They have been a favourite ever since my time as a silk painter with their very intense blue colour.
Next issue of the Studio Newsletter out later this week – if you don’t want to miss out you can make sure you get a copy here.