That's a photograph of Derreen gardens near Kenmare, here in Ireland. I love Rhododendrons and Azaleas and visiting stately homes with their fantastic old gardens. Most of the one's in Ireland seem to have belonged to Anglo Irish families. A lot of the houses and gardens need lots of tender loving care. It's a shame the National Trust isn't in Ireland. Don't think it is. Is it?
Derreen Gardens near Kenmare
If you tune into BBC 4 tonight at 7.30. There's a programme called: A Garden in Snowdonia. Tonight it's all about my friends the Rhododendrons at Bodnant gardens in North Wales. It costs the National Trust one million pounds a year to run and maintain Bodnant. I once visited it many moons a go. It's well worth a visit. So is Heligan, (been there) Tresco (went there in an helicopter) and Cholmondley (fantastic refreshments and Italian garden).
Well done BBC. Can we have a weekly television programme about vintage tractors? Please!!