171. HDYGG

A couple of weeks ago I spent a lovely day at Deans Court, Wimborne at an event called Honey & Harvest. It was a gathering of creatives, makers, local businesses, bloggers & photographers, a very well thought out event, which I'll go into in more depth soon. Today I'm going to show you the gardens at Deans Court, a delight of bee hives and a serpentine walled garden.

Deans Court - Honey & Harvest - #honeyandharvest
Deans Court - Honey & Harvest - #honeyandharvest
Deans Court - Honey & Harvest - #honeyandharvest
Deans Court - Honey & Harvest - #honeyandharvest
Deans Court - Honey & Harvest - #honeyandharvest
Deans Court - Honey & Harvest - #honeyandharvest
Deans Court - Honey & Harvest - #honeyandharvest
Deans Court - Honey & Harvest - #honeyandharvest

Whilst we were there we tried some of Deans Court homemade pear vodka with Prosecco. Seeing a whole pear in a bottle of vodka baffled me, I mean how do you get a whole pear in a bottle of vodka? After the trick was explained to me I remembered the odd bottles that I saw in the garden tied to the wall with wire. As the pear tree blossoms, the branch is popped into an open bottle, where it grows to full size. Then - just add vodka! It's such an impressive sight, if you have a pear tree please do try this!

Deans Court - Honey & Harvest - #honeyandharvest

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week, I appreciate that the weather is pretty dire at the moment and the gardens are losing their colour. Some faves from last week include: Sam's late summer posy, a heathland valley rarer than a rainforest and propagating some succulents. And speaking of succulents, I bought a whole heap of £1 a pot clearance succulents yesterday at a local garden centre.I was planning on showing you these today but the light's been so dire this morning that they'll have to keep for another day - but trust me when I say I am literally surrounded by them!

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