the urns on the edge of the pond have been emptied again already, no doubt with summer bedding planning
two swans swam serenely across the pond.. just about managed to get them both in shot without changing lenses
the tulips have all gone
the swans had taken off from the pond and
I know now this is red campion (was paying attention on Gardeners World last night)
the giant gunnera are growing well although I think they've not grown so much in the last week as previous ones
taking this one from above, below me
I often see a bloke here feeding them and the squirrels to get good photos - they obviously expect it.
anyhow, I was looking at the swans and the baby cygnets..
and you get a great view through the branches as a result!
that 2 hours went fast!
the sculpture hanging in the doorway
It concentrates on food mainly and it was a bit early for lunch so I had a quick look round and that was it
would have to look back to remember what it is though...
it's allium time again
will have to keep an eye on it see how far the flowers open
I'm annoyed at this next one, it's not fully focussed but the only one I have, I love the purple in front of the yellow
so you get it anyway!
I wish you could smell the fragrance!
It's been trained into a lovely shape...
(from the phone)
I remembered to go and check the Children's Garden that opens today
I know I peeped over the gate last week, but hoped to get a look round..
past the gorgeous expanse of orange Californian poppies, looking fantastic
I headed the other way round to my usual route
sloth still there, but no pics today
I walked round the upper part, and went back down to the bottom again where I'd started... good job, as there was a small crowd gazing.. that can only mean one thing!
gorgeous blue irises
another fabulous white wisteria
wow, that's another marathon blog...it's taken two and a hours to upload the photos.....
not sure if I'll be going next week (WHAT!! well, maybe not Saturday, there's a craft show I may go to, so it might be Sunday instead) and definitely won't the following weekend as it's the WOYWW crop. That will be the first weekend I'll miss in well over 8 months...
Thanks for looking.