6. How does your garden grow?

Wisteria at Marwell Zoo

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Welcome garden fans! I have had simply the best week of exploring other peoples gardens. Ok so I have done nothing on my own garden technically but you'll let me off won't you?

All the photos bar the bottom two were taken at a sunset party at Marwell Zoo. Possibly my favourite time of day for taking photographs at the moment, the sun isn't so harsh and colours seem to come alive more. The bottom two were taken in Salisbury, they are in gardens facing the cathedral, beauty everywhere there.

Five years ago I would have thought wandering through gardens looking at plants 'boring' and 'dull' but now I love it. Of course I'm getting older, everyone is, but that's not the reason for the change in me. It's inner serenity. I know I sound all uncharacteristically soft and hippy dippy but I can't help it. The more of nature I see, the closer I look. The closer I look the more I want to see. I appreciate that taking and sharing photos of flowers may well be a bit boring after a while but I feel that I'd be quite happy if that's all I ever did.

Being outdoors is proving really rewarding personally and emotionally and this coming week I'm challenging myself to try and bring some of the outdoors in, cutting flowers and buying plants to see if the peace I feel outside is transferable. This week is the week that I head to the garden centre! There, that's in writing, it's an actual commitment!

Hows your garden spotting been doing this week? Is yours coming on in leaps and bounds or have you seen a garden that's inspired you? I'd love to hear.

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