gotta love a gravestone.
just stopping for a couple of pics on the way
they've been busy here (they must be on schedule as there was no-one working on the display today)
(including the steps so you get an idea of the layout, I haven't photographed them before)
I was looking around for the youngsters, but no sign of them...
then out of the corner of my eye, I saw movement
I managed to capture one on my phone with both of them in shot but it's a bit small, - in the left on the bed, and on the path.
I walked through the cool orchids section.
and then down to the main path through the POW
just this one then
I had been inside for about an hour... time to go and see what else was happening..
they won't be ready for visitor walk through till June, but things are happening!
they're digging new trenches for the roses to be planted up the pergolas.
most of the snowdrops in rock garden have passed their best already
so I walked through the alpine house
where I fought to focus on these tiny narcissus
as I walked back along the path outside, I remembered I'd promised to take a better shot of the dolphin inside the other entrance to the POW
the pump must have been off today as his beak (snout?) wasn't spurting water today.
but I couldn't resist walking through again!
I stopped for some closeups
before entering the main area again, and up the first set of steps to go down to find the water dragon.
those tables from the other angle on the grass.
sadly, I'd missed breakfast serving so I set off for the Victoria Gate cafe...
a lot has been cut back, as I think I mentioned last week,
someone's obviously feeding them
it was quite chilly though so I didn't hang about
this is a big bed of hellebores, and the bees were busy, so it's obviously milder today
this is still going too
love these individual tiny flowers
big sign about them, called Silver Daisy Bush
lots of geese though!
it did break for a few minutes later...
I could hear lots of birdsong but try as I might couldn't see any of the singers!
I was on the doorstep of the POW so...
stood and watched for a few minutes again
was lucky with trains, was home in super quick time.
Hope you enjoyed the pics today!