Pulsatilla Vulgaris or the Pasque Flower is “one of the gems of the rockery” according to Dr. D. G. Hessayon in his best-selling book The Flower Expert, and who am I to argue. I captured this plant portrait on a visit last weekend to Crook Hall Gardens, Durham. To emphasise the look of the shaggy-looking flower heads and soft, ferny foliage I processed the image with muted colours and low contrast to give a delicate, pastely feel….
If you like cottage style gardens and cream teas then Crook Hall Gardens are definitely worth a look. The Medieval, Jacobean and Georgian house itself is interesting too, and allegedly haunted….keep one eye open for The White Lady as you explore this charming refuge on the edge of historic Durham city centre.