Set off early (the members early opening finishes at the end of the month so got to make the most of it) amidst grey skies that threatened rain (justifiably!)
a sign of things to come though!
I decided to try for some close ups again today..
the Alpine House wasn't open (it wasn't yet 10 when the glasshouses etc open to the general public) - but it suddenly reminded me of something from Star Trek or Dr Who
a group of hyrdrangea shrubs had all seen better days but still lots of blossom (or are they bracts on hydrangea?)
still lots of colour in the Palm House beds
these pitcher plants are ok though
time to head home and put my (our!) feet up!!