115. How Does Your Garden Grow? Exbury Gardens

HYDRANGEAS,EXBURY GARDENS

HYDRANGEAS,EXBURY GARDENS

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

It's been a really mixed bag of weather this past week, from days of full rain and the log burner being lit to t-shirt and sunglasses sunny days. Subsequently everything is growing at a rate of knots - including the weeds. Bah humbug! I am happy to report that the blackberries have started to turn dark and juicy which pleases Kitty no end. 

Photos this week are from local Exbury Gardens where I took the children yesterday morning. Ozzy had a grand time looking for crickets in the long grasses by the river whilst Kitty was ladybird spotting. There something goo for the soul about walking in the sunshine with butterflies dancing about your feet, a grand feeling indeed. The walking was good for all of us too as we have partaken in far too many batches of our super easy cheat on Mary Berry's lavender shortbread recipe  since our trip to Hitchin Lavender last week!

Exbury Gardens

Exbury Gardens

EXBURY GARDENS

EXBURY GARDENS

Children at EXBURY GARDENS

Children at EXBURY GARDENS

RHODODENDRONS 

RHODODENDRONS 

EXBURY GARDENS

EXBURY GARDENS

EXBURY GARDENS

EXBURY GARDENS

HOllyhocks

HOllyhocks

Hydrangeas,EXBURY GARDENS

Hydrangeas,EXBURY GARDENS

HYDRANGEAS,EXBURY GARDENS

HYDRANGEAS,EXBURY GARDENS

HYDRANGEAS,EXBURY GARDENS

HYDRANGEAS,EXBURY GARDENS

Exbury House

Exbury House

HYDRANGEAS,EXBURY GARDENS

HYDRANGEAS,EXBURY GARDENS

Climbing RHODODENDRONS 

Climbing RHODODENDRONS 

Sundial garden,EXBURY GARDENS

Sundial garden,EXBURY GARDENS

Toolbox on a tractor

Toolbox on a tractor

EXBURY GARDENS

EXBURY GARDENS

Many thanks to all who joined in last week, I appreciate that things get hectic for many people at this time of year so it's lovely that people still manage to make time to join in. Some faves include: Allotment bounties here , here and here,  beautiful wedding flowers, making special family memories in a garden and the stunning garden at the Getty Museum in California.

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