It was a mild day on Sunday, there wasn't a lot of sunshine but it was fair so we took advantage of a break from the wind and rain and took Archie for a walk at Temple Newsam.
There were swathes of daffodils on the grass banks surrounding the car park. I do like to see them grown in this way, they make such an impact when they're grown en masse.
Walking through the grounds we saw more daffodils. I love this time of year when we begin to see more colour about so we decided we'd have a look in the glasshouses inside the Walled Garden to see what colour there is there at the moment.
I meant to take a photo from the outside but it completely slipped my mind. You can see just a part of the building in this photo, there's so much space for plants which are not suitable to be grown outdoors.
Bird of Paradise.
I like how some plants are grown against the walls, the bright flowers zing against the whitewash.
Some plants are trained up columns.
There's certainly plenty of colour in the glasshouses, even this early in the season.
They never leave empty borders, even during the winter months, and the displays are changed through the seasons too.
I recently wrote about the Houseplants I'd bought, one of which is a spider plant. It has some way to go until it grows to the size of the spider plants in this display.
Angel Trumpet. I'm drawn more and more towards white flowers.
More white flowers, beautiful.
There's always something to see at Temple Newsam whatever the season, and it's great for a walk too, Archie certainly had a good time. There were lots of people there on Sunday but as from today, Temple Newsam House, the shops and cafe have been closed to the public until at least the end of April because of the Coronavirus. This action has been taken at Lotherton too, though the grounds are still open so Archie's okay for his walks there at present.