Visit to Lowther Castle

I visited Lowther Castle near Penrith this week. These are magnificent ruins set in huge grounds scattered with the reminders of past eras. Roman baths and pillars intermingle with the remains of abandoned Victorian Iris gardens and huge ancient rocky stone steps lead into woodland rock gardens covered in ostrich ferns, mosses and lichens. Outside…

Bridge of Weir

This large front garden has been given a more contemporary treatment which flatters the style of the bungalow. The old water course and pond have been replaced by a formal path to the front door, whilst angular raised beds are planted with grasses and architectural shrubs. A seating area has been created for evening sunshine…