133. HDYGG - Hillier Gardens, Romsey

You know how it is, one minute you are minding your own business, pottering along in a garden, pondering some of lifes important issues such as 'Does wearing this body-warmer age me 15 years?' when BAM... You see something. You dismiss it. You look again. You think 'but it can't be...' But it really is. DAFFODILS.

Daffodils - Narcissus 'First Hope'

Daffodils - Narcissus 'First Hope'

daffodils

Oh yes. And this...

snowdrop

Yeah so they have totally thrown me today. In other news I've been trying out my new Nikon. These are the first photos I have taken with it and I've a whole period of adjustment to go through to get used to a bigger, heavier and much more technical camera. It's a learning curve I keep telling myself, same as with any change. I'll write a little more about the change and it's challenges and my thoughts over the weekend, for now it's all about what's growing in the garden. This week the garden in question is Hillier Gardens, Romsey.

Hellebore

Hellebore

Hellebore

Hellebore

Helleborus 'Ice Breaker Pico'

Helleborus 'Ice Breaker Pico'

Helleborus 'Ashwood Gardens Hybrid'

Helleborus 'Ashwood Gardens Hybrid'

Hillier Gardens

Hillier Gardens

Hillier Gardens
Autumn leaves & berries
berries
Hillier gardens
Hillier gardens
Pulmonaria Rubra

Pulmonaria Rubra

What's that I hear you cry? 'Wot no hydrangea?' Like I would let that happen.

Hydrangea
Love hydrangea petal skeletons 
hydrangea
hydrangea
Still the faintest of colour
Chimney pot

Chimney pot

I didn't note the name of this one, but it looks so festive I had to include it!

I didn't note the name of this one, but it looks so festive I had to include it!

festive window

Thanks to all who joined in last week, some faves include: this golden hour (remember when we used to have them here *sigh*), ice & frostiness here  and here, the sunny contrast here and this Autumn leaf lantern idea.

Mammsaurus HDYGG