Flowers at Floors

We have some very wet weather heading towards us from the south, so we decided to hit the north today, and visit the gardens at Floors Castle, Kelso, in the Scottish Borders. We had only occasional glimpses of the sun, but it stayed dry, so I call that a result.

I love the gardens at Floors (I also love the Terrace Café, but that’s another story), and although it’s still fairly early in the season, the herbacious borders were already looking lovely.

The bees seemed to be enjoying the flowers as much as I was. We also saw several goldfinches – is it just me, or are there more goldfinches than usual around this year? They apparently nest in the climbing roses, which you can see in the picture below. There were also swallows dipping in and out of their nests in the potting shed.

It has started to drizzle as I write this, so the bad weather is clearly upon us. I’m so glad we took the opportunity to make the most of the day, and we’ll definitely be back later in the year, to see how the gardens are getting on.


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