Spring at RHS Hyde Hall, Essex

Reg on some garden ornaments
Reg on some garden ornaments

Reg’s Dlog (Well, what else would you call a dog’s blog?)

Last week, the Old ‘Uns took me to RHS Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Essex. The sky was blue, the daffodils were out and all was perfect until the Old Girl realised she’d lost her lens cap. We never found it but we did find some splendid scarecrows and one was even scary.

Reg on a Minion scarecrow
Reg on a Minion scarecrow
Off to bed
Off to bed
Benign and friendly scarecrow
Benign and friendly scarecrow
No joke! A scary scarecrow
No joke! A scary scarecrow

The Old Girl is a bit afraid of bees. Don’t get me wrong, she likes them, but she just doesn’t like to be up close and personal. She wanted to get a photo of one who was busy on the flowers but she was reluctant to get too near.
‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ I asked her.

Busy bee
Busy bee

Apparently, it was losing her lens cap. I think it dropped out of her pocket when she bent down to get that shot.

Although it could have been when I was investigating these daffodils that looked like they’d had a shock. Perhaps they’d seen the scarecrow.

'Shocked' daffodils and Reg
‘Shocked’ daffodils and Reg

Or indeed, it could have been when she took this one. She’s only small but she had to get down low for this one.

Daffodils
Daffodils

And while I’m on the subject of daffodils, if you want a book about one particular daffodil, how about DAFFODIL AND THE THIN PLACE? You can get it as an ebook from the Muse it Up Publishing site here and it’s available from other ebook retailers. You can also get it in paperback format from Amazon, here.

If, however, you want to grow daffodils, you probably don’t want DAFFODIL AND THE THIN PLACE, you probably want a book about growing daffodils. But if you want a book to read after you’ve planted your daffodil bulbs, you know which one to choose.

 

4 Comments


  1. Great pictures, Dawn, and I always love your commentary.

    1. Dawnknox

      Thanks Ken! x

  2. Lyndiloo

    Fab words & pics. Looks like Reg had a great day out.

    1. Dawnknox

      Thanks! It’s a beautiful place and the weather was beautiful. x

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