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Spring at Baddesley Clinton

By Ozhene @papaver
I am very fond of Spring flowers, I am very fond of many flowers, but the early flowers that pave the way for the height of the growing season are to be treasured.  I went for a visit to Baddesley Clinton which as you can see, has a rather fine moat.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton There is something really magical about a moat, it is a story-book detail that is just wonderful to see in real life.  The house is not huge and it sits beautifully within its landscape.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton I did ponder this bricked up door-way that would have opened into the moat.  Did they make the door and then realize it was a bit wet outside?  Is it the secret entrance where Black Bob was walled in alive?  Or is it something far more mundane?
Spring at Baddesley Clinton There are a lots of daffodils lining the moat.  They make a cheery detail.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton Apparently the National Trust are going to restore this vine house.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton It has the most beautiful tiled floor.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton There is also this aeonium greenhouse, complete with scary scarecrow.  I am not sure how many crows they get in the greenhouse, probably none because he is there.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton There was good use of coppiced hazel twigs getting ready to be plant supports in the long border.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton Plus twiggy nests over the peonies.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton This topiary walk was rather fine with a nice seated bench at the end.  It looked like Elizabethan ladies might appear and walk along it at any moment.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton and along the walls were beautifully trained roses and this wisteria.
Spring at Baddesley Clinton But really the visit was about daffodils.  This meadow of daffs by the side of the church made my heart sing.  It was worth visiting for this moment alone.

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