94. How Does Your Garden Grow?

I have tiny daffodils I repeat I have tiny daffodils! In my own garden! 

Miniature daffs

Miniature daffs

The rest of the garden however is barren, the bulbs I planted have yet to come up and it's all looking very unloved and neglected. There are however signs of hope, the bluebells are popping up, their thick  green leaves growing by the day and the apple tree has buds starting to form. Talking of the apple tree I am after some advice - I planted it 3 years ago and last year I remember cutting it back a bit pre-Spring but not when I did it, it that something I should have already done or should be doing now? Thank you in advance!

It seems like ages since we were in France, Ozzy declared this week that he is saving his pocket money to go back there, sweet, sweet little boy.

French florists

French florists

Photos this week are mainly from the trip to RHS Wisley with Victoria a couple of weeks back. I hang my head in shame that I've not been to more garden since then, though local Exbury Gardens will be re-opening on the 15th March *excited face*.

First from RHS Wisley, crocus love:

WAtching the crocus

WAtching the crocus

Crocus blanket

Crocus blanket

To what I like to think of as Plant Mummy Corner...

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To my favourite spot at Wisley, the Apline Houses:

We walked over to a section that we haven't been to before, to numbers 33 - 37 on the map below:

view map online here : https://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/PDF/Wisley/VisitorMap

view map online here : https://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/PDF/Wisley/VisitorMap

The tall trees, the heather and the space makes this the perfect spot for a picnic at Wisley and even on a very busy half-term weekend it was really quiet in this area. Walk to the end and you reach a Hide - I love the board where people can chalk what they have seen...blue tit, wren, moorhen...armadillo, herring, t-rex! Give the Great British public a visitors book or a black board and you can rely on some mighty funny comments, every time.

Finally, I have been looking at these a lot in my kitchen - good times!

David Austin Roses

David Austin Roses

Thanks to all who joined in last week, as always I'm sharing some faves but this week in photos - just click on the images below to visit the posts!

Until next week - and it's a special one next Thursday, my *whispers* 40th birthday!

How Does Your Garden Grow
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