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A Fairy Door and a Princely Tree

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

I just wanted to share my pictures with you from today's visit to Trengwainton Gardens.

There was hardly anyone else there today, so it was very restful. There are lots of Camellias in the garden which shed their gorgeous petals. This is a natural 'fairy door' in the base of a tree, and a vibrant pink petal has fluttered down there

This caught my eye today - I think it's Butterbur just wandering out of the flower-bed there! It was striking

At the top of the garden there is The Terrace, which looks out over Mounts Bay (over Newlyn and out to sea). There are some nice benches there, and two white-painted wooden pavilions - one of which is a designated 'silent space'.

and behind the benches, is this little tree, which was planted by HRH The Prince Phillip. He is currently in hospital and will have his 100th birthday in June this year. I hope he makes it.

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  • MAWMAW101
    53 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I enjoyed the pictures.
    53 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    We have a Holm oak in our garden, only ones that survive by the sea! Its a tree for our younger daughter, she was born in the Ogham calendar under oak.
    54 days ago
    Interesting about the tree. We have a holly oak here, maybe we’ll get truffles too. We also have an English oak and a French oak....
    54 days ago
    You are lucky to be able to walk in such beautiful surroundings
    54 days ago
    I hope The Prince Philip makes it, too.
    54 days ago
    Lovely pics as usual from you - thank you so much! emoticon
    54 days ago
    A fairy dressed in pink. The pink hat is very becoming on you. Nice color that compliments your complexion. Such a pleasant, peaceful place to spend some time. Thank you for sharing. emoticon
    54 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. You started a lot of interesting conversation today. Thank you Spark community.
    54 days ago
    emoticon for sharing these great pictures. What a place of such interesting beauty. I hope HRH The Prince Phillip will make it too. God bless him.
    54 days ago
    Just beautiful, and I love the selfie of you too looking radient. I hope Prince Philip makes 100 too.
    54 days ago
    How beautiful!!!! Thanks for the picture shares! YOU look great!
    54 days ago
  • LORI-K
    Love the pics! I’m so happy you enjoyed a peaceful, beautiful day.
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    54 days ago
    fascinating, June - thank you for adding that information to the blog - I didn't know that
    54 days ago

    Thank you for sharing your photos..
    and I loved the conversation!!

    I do so appreciate it when the photographer clues me in on what I am looking at and what they were seeing when they snapped the picture. The reason they took the photo.
    There are a couple of reasons I like the captions.. It makes the time more like a conversation..
    I mean if I were in your home you would be telling me about the where & what not just passing me photos.

    Thank you again for sharing your visit to the garden..

    54 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Beautiful. I love hearing about all the places you visit and seeing the photos
    54 days ago
    Wow Gill, you have neverending interesting outdoor places close to you :)

    I already knew Quercus are oak trees and that oak is a national symbol of strength and endurance for the English and has special importance to the Druids due to it's association with mistletoe.

    I vaguely remembered Prince Philip being involved with cultivating oak groves for truffle cultivation, so I looked it up

    Quercus ilex — holly oak or holm oak

    The holm oak is one of the top three trees used in the establishment of truffle orchards, or truffières. Truffles grow in an ectomycorrhizal association with the tree's roots.

    Since 2006, Prince Philip has been attempting to raise truffles, planting a grove of more than 300 oak saplings impregnated with truffle spores. According to Britain’s The Times, he has become the first person in Britain to do so

    “They have been highly successful,” Adrian Cole of Truffle U.K., which supplied the trees for the royal estate, told The Times. “The majority have been the French Perigord black truffle, as good as you get.”
    54 days ago
    Thank you for the lovely pictures.
    54 days ago
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