Sermoneta

It’s almost two weeks ago but feels like yesterday that I went to Italy to photograph a garden. The trip turned out to be almost like a holiday with beautiful places and wonderful people. We spent two nights in the magical hill town of Sermoneta in the province of Latina. I cannot wait to return to Italy for more, more, more.

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

Eva Nemeth Photography, Sermoneta

The Lakes

I must say, the Lake District has never been on my bucket list, funny isn’t it? I have seen so many photos of it but I never felt the desire of wanting to see it in real life (nothing like what I feel when I think about Sissinghurst, which I can’t wait to visit). But, I must also say that Beatrix Potter’s house museum and garden have always been on that list. Last year, when we went up to Scotland for Easter, it was March, and stopped at the Lakes, there was not much greenery around the garden. So we decided – as Easter was almost a month later this year – to take the same route and find out if the garden would show us more this time. Well, it did, let’s say that. But I know I will have to go back there in Summer and Autumn too. And I can’t wait to see the Lake District in Autumn, I can confidently say that now, as this must be one of the most beautiful corners of the world, it should be on everybody’s list!

The Lake District

The Lake District

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter

Hill top, Beatrix Potter, National Trust, Eva Nemeth

The Lake District, Far Sawrey

The Lake District, Near Sawrey

The Lake District, Far Sawrey

Beatrix Potter, Eva Nemeth Photography

The Lake District, Near Sawrey

The Lake District

The Lake District

The Lake District

The Lake District

The Lake District

Eva Nemeth Photography

Propagation MC

So as promised earlier, here are some more photos of the Propagation Masterclass I did at the end of March at Green and Gorgeous. The class was both informative and practical, and those who came were all flower lovers so we did have a great time together.  Although I have a good basic knowledge of how to grow flowers from seeds or take dahlia cuttings, my confidence needed this class a lot. I learnt so much about flowers, compost, greenhouses, taking and storing seeds over winter, oh and much more. Upon arrival, we had a coffee by the fire in the flower studio..

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propagation_03Jesse, the beautiful whippet

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We were all given these seed trays that we later filled with all things nice! These tin boxes containted packets of seeds that we brought home and could continue sowing seeds at home – this is a never ending story.

propagation_06The team learning from Rachel. And we got a little assistant as well!

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propagation_08Coffee and cookies, oh my they were delicious! Sadly I didn’t take any pictures of our lunch, only because I just couldn’t put my fork and knife down!

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propagation_12The seeds I sowed there are doing great at home too although not as neatly sown as at GG. I’m absolutely fascinated by the seed of the Scabiosa Stellata “Ping Pong” and how the seedling comes alive from that dry seed.

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propagation_14I cannot wait to see all these beauties being planted out, cover the garden and flower!

If you’re interested in the class, there’s another one coming up in August and that is the perfect time for sowing seeds like Ammi Majus or Orlaya Grandiflora (my forever favourites), ah, too late for me now but I’ll just think back to this class when I sow my Autumn seeds. And when I collect them. And when I divide perennials. Oh and the dahlia cuttings, it really is not the most difficult thing in the world, as I always thought.

Seedlings

I love growing from seeds. I just love seeing how a plant develops from a tiny seed, almost effortless, just like that, from one day to another. Well, it’s not always that easy so I was very excited when Rachel, at Green and Gorgeous, offered a new class in her training calendar, the Propagation Masterclass. I can’t wait to learn from her and know more about this beautiful art of growing your flowers from seeds. And I can’t wait to see what grows in her garden this year. I’ll definitely show you, stay tuned.

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