137. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Camellia

This week I'm sharing photos of a mornings walk around Hillier Gardens in local Romsey. One of the few gardens that's open locally at this time of the year means it's always going to be the one I turn to at this time of year. I've really made the most of the Annual membership that Al bought me for Mother's Day. Individual membership for a year is £32, which gives you unlimited access to the gardens, entry for three guests and also free entry to The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Wakehurst Place at Sussex ,National Botanic Garden of Wales, Birmingham Botanic Gardens and Batsford Arboretum, Gloucestershire -  more info here if you are interested.

The Winter Garden is looking especially lovely, as you would expect at this time of year and the Spring Garden has hints of colour emerging, the camellias are starting to bloom. Anyway less talking - more photos!

Winter Garden
snowdrops / snowflakes

snowdrops / snowflakes

Witchhazel
Love this natural protective fencing idea to protect the daffodils

Love this natural protective fencing idea to protect the daffodils

berries on tree
fern protector
bamboo
bamboo
Chinese maple paper bark
Camellia
Magnolia

And, well, it goes without saying that I can't not add some of these in can I?

hydrangeas
hydrangeas
hydrangeas
Hydrangea
hydrangeas
hydrangeas

Thanks to all who joined in last week, and for bearing with me being a bit slower to visit and share whilst in the throes of my first week at work. I'm starting to find my pace and routine now I am pleased to report. I head off to Kraków tomorrow morning with Al for a weekend away so apologies in advance if you link up and I don't get round to visiting and sharing until early next week.

Some faves from last week include: Rosie's love of pooh,  Sam's visit to the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, a look in the January garden of Kriss, the awesome looking Herb n Greens shared by Claudia (crepes there one day yes?) and  a lovely and heart-warming post about 5 ways an allotment makes family life better.

Oh yes and comments are back on! 

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