102. How Does Your Garden Grow?

The Scent of Wisley display

The Scent of Wisley display

pear tree blossom

pear tree blossom

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
— William Shakespeare
blossom-fest

blossom-fest

Ahhh I for one will be sad to see April pass. It's been a month of lovely weather (on the whole) and an explosion of colour in gardens and the countryside. But May, well May will set the charge for Junes roses and more colour and more sunshine. It's a fine time of the year!

Photos this week were taken at the Meet Up at the weekend at lovely RHS Wisley. I took so many photographs and even after a huge editing cull I still ended up with 100 that I really like, hence my splitting the photos up, the orchids photos can be seen here, the sea of tulips here and the Meet Up photos here. The photos today are from walking about that day, the bits that caught my eye as we wandered.

tin can planting idea

tin can planting idea

RHS Wisley

RHS Wisley

Little Robin Redbreast - I like this shot of him in the glasshouse as the leaves he's perched on remind me of Claudia's garden photos from Miami.

Little Robin Redbreast - I like this shot of him in the glasshouse as the leaves he's perched on remind me of Claudia's garden photos from Miami.

So many azaleas

So many azaleas

I know not what these are, but those blooms are tiny.

I know not what these are, but those blooms are tiny.

Inside the Alpine House

Inside the Alpine House

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley, I love the dark green colour of the glasshouse frame

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley, I love the dark green colour of the glasshouse frame

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley - I've been liking playing with an element of natural blur in photos of late.  Initially I thought it just looked like duff photos but it's grown on me, feels more like taking a peek through the foreground to me.

Inside the Alpine House at RHS Wisley - I've been liking playing with an element of natural blur in photos of late.  Initially I thought it just looked like duff photos but it's grown on me, feels more like taking a peek through the foreground to me.

Orchid in the Scent of Wisley display.

Orchid in the Scent of Wisley display.

Loved this natural tree arbor. The trees grew and then were pulled in and fastened at the top - so effective and a 'living arbor' (spot the Kriss in the background!)

Loved this natural tree arbor. The trees grew and then were pulled in and fastened at the top - so effective and a 'living arbor' (spot the Kriss in the background!)

Sea of tulips

Sea of tulips

Blossoming orchard

Blossoming orchard

Bonsai

Bonsai

And ending in true noob style - does anyone know what these two below are please?

Thank you to all who joined in last week, there were some late-in-the-week joiner-inners too. Some faves include: Spring in an Exmoor Garden, lovely alpines, twisted willow beauty here, an introduction to the 'shaving brush' tree,  helpful lavender planting advice, a walled kitchen garden, growing chicks and someone new joining in in their first year of growing fruit and veg.

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