10th May 08
Mini heat wave. It's been hot and sunny
all week. So everything is growing like mad!
Started to put the geraniums and patio pots out today. Hope the risk of frost is over.
|Everything turning green|
|I just love the ferns when they are in their 'unfurled' or 'shepherds crook' stage|
|The rhodos are at their prime. Again, I love the colour combination above of the rhodo and the acer|
|The steps from the main lawn with a glimpse of the lower slope|
|The first aliums have just come out|
|The aquilegias are at their best. All self-sown too|
|The pond again with its canopy of azalias|
|The 'lace cap' verberiums are looking superb on the main slope|
|Walking further down into the garden into the woods and our very own bluebell glade|
|On Sunday we visit Chilworth Manor - the previous home of Lady Heard who was Chairwoman of the NGS. The house and gardens have been extensively modernised and refurbished in the last two years since she died at the age of 99. It is quite superb! I covet it!|