Geilston Gardens Cardross - another visit!
Another great day out from Appletree Cottage
Entering the vegetable garden and orchard section of the gardens the first thing that took our attention was the wild flower meadow strip. This had been a strip of bare earth showing little sign of life when we were last here. Now a profusion of colour and variety. The photo here does not really do it justice.
The gardeners of Geilston certainly know their stuff. The vegetable garden planted in immaculate rows earlier in the year were now nearing readiness.
Geilston Gardens Apple Orchard
As we run a large apple orchard at Shandon Farm and Appletree Cottage Croftamie, we were able to appreciate the excellent condition in which the trees were kept at Geilston. Nice rounded trees with unblemished fruits
After the vegetable garden and the orchard, we took a brief trip to the glass house where many varieties of ripening tomatoes gave off a delicious scent. There again we saw a plant which has fascinated me since I first saw it at Geilston. Reminiscent of the flora in the film The Lorax these intriguing succulents are named Aeonium...
Soon it was time to go and make the half hour journey back to Appletree luxury self-catering cottage in Croftamie with happy memories of our day out at Geilston Gardens