103. Exbury Gardens

Pink roses

Pink roses

Welcome, welcome! It's been a wholly unsatisfactory week for being out and taking photographs of gardens. I've managed to get out only a couple of times amongst he chaos of building work and feral children. There are been small moments of calm, when the children have been running ahead playing, that have been calm and quiet - I've savoured those.

Dragonfly on railing

Dragonfly on railing

Photo's this week are mainly from a trip to Exbury Gardens with my neighbour  Alex and our children, I've enjoyed being out of the house, sometimes you just need to talk to someone who isn't infatuated with Horrid Henry, loom bands and picking their nose. There's heaps of glorious Summer colours still about...

Dahlias

Dahlias

Dahlias

Dahlias

Hydrangea Walk, Exbury Gardens

Hydrangea Walk, Exbury Gardens

Hydrangeas have to be one of the few flowers that look just as pretty as the colours fade to brown.

Hydrangea Walk, Exbury Gardens

Hydrangea Walk, Exbury Gardens

Hydrangea Walk, Exbury Gardens

Hydrangea Walk, Exbury Gardens

Mock Orange

Mock Orange

This Mock Orange gave off a wonderful smell, I had my whole head in it at one point!

Mock Orange

Mock Orange

Exbury Gardens

Exbury Gardens

Sundial Garden, Exbury Gardens

Sundial Garden, Exbury Gardens

Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

Sneaking in a butterfly photo from my Creating a Butterfly Garden post this week, I really like this shot as I tried really hard to replicate a 70's colour effect on it and was really happy with the results...

Butterfly

Butterfly

Out in the New Forest the heather is out in force, a subtle but very definate nod to Autumn.

Heather in the New Forest

Heather in the New Forest

Thanks to all who joined in last week.You can see some of my favourite photos from last weeks HDYGG here. Some of the posts that I loved include: Those that showed their bounty of home grown veggies - Gemmas, Emmas and Victorias, this post from Iona that has put Heligan Gardens firmly on my Cornish to do list in October, French gardens from Viv and Rosie and ginormous artichokes from Annie.