Today I went with my friend Hilary to an open garden. They were raising money for various charities.
The beautiful cottage, which was The Rectory, is situated by the side of the village church and is surrounded by mature trees.
When the present owners bought the cottage 12 years ago, they uncovered this owl under years of foliage. All they know if is came from Kings Lynn, Norfolk and was called Mabel.
The various flower beds are full of established plants and a riot of colour from not only the flowers, but also by the colour of the stems and leaves of the various plants and shrubs.
This intriguing wall was on one side of the cottage. It appears to have the emblems of England - The Tudor Rose, Wales - The Leek, Scotland - The Thistle and Ireland - The Shamrock.
You can just make out a few Doves and Pigeons looking out of the Dovecote.
This Bantam had three little chicks, but they are too well camouflaged by the gravel path.
The pond had some very large fish in it.
A photo from inside the little church which dates to the 13th Century.
In the 18th century two members of the Nelson family were rectors, Edmund Nelson, Lord Nelson's Father's 1st cousin and namesake, who were at Cambridge together, and Nelson's 2nd cousin James Rose Edmund Nelson.
Hope you enjoyed the photos.