Sissinghurst Castle

Two of the surprise guests from yesterday were my Mother's  brother and his wife who stayed the night with me. I took them off to Sissinghurst Castle Garden and being keen gardeners they showed me how to collect seeds from quite a few plants.   The chance of the seeds becoming plants in my case is quite low.

 Sissinghurst "Castle" ( there is no castle)  is famous for being bought by Vita Sackville-West and her diplomat husband Harold Nicolson in the 1930s when it was a tumbledown assortment of mainly farm buildings  and cottages with a very, overgrown garden. . She paid £12,000 for it, (equivalent to £650,000 now)  spent £15,000 doing it up and creating the now famous  beautful gardens. After Vita's death in 1962, Harold gave it to the National Trust. 

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