98. How Does Your Garden Grow?
The 98th edition - ninety eight?! Where has the time gone? I'm guessing I should be planning something grand for the 100th edition in a couple of weeks time...
This week's HDYGG photos are from a trip to Exbury Gardens that I took a couple of days ago. Just like last year I asked for an annual pass for my birthday from family. This means I can pop along at anytime and really make the most of what the gardens have to offer all year round. It's been a couple of weeks since I last visited and I felt rather sad to see the giant pink magnolias which I took photos of then were nearly bare following the winds this week, the grass below them blanketed with pink withering petals. But my sadness soon turned to a smile when I spied there were new Magnolia blooms across the gardens. Here's some of my favourite bits from the visit this week when sunshine and blue skies on a Spring day were really hard to beat and around the gardens more colour appeared.
For anyone else who has been loving this pin of late the leaves are from a Rhododendron, the undersides are getting more and more burnt orange in colour by the week - love these to bits.
There's a lovely little building in Exbury Gardens called the Five Arrows Gallery. At the moment they have a Lachenalia Display, it's riot of soft colours. This display runs until April 6th 2015.
And a final apology to the humble daffodil. I've been a bit snobby and not really shown many photos of you this year so here's a fix of buttery golden trumpets from the daffodil field as way of saying 'I'm sorry'.
Finally I am most excited to report that the postman delivered my Seed Swap partners seeds - thank you Doris! I hang my head in shame that I'm not as organised and still awaiting delivery of the one's I bought for you from The Eden Project's online shop. Soon thought - very soon! Btw do follow Doris on instagram @dorissander - she's a scrapbooking legend.
As always thanks to everyone who took time to join in last week, some faves include: A few flowers, the little garden not of horrors , , the stunning raindrop covered deep hellebores, wavey hedges, a growing arch and Spring blooms.
I'm taking the kids for a break at Emma's yurts for a couple of nights early next week which means a trip to Hestercombe Gardens is on the cards - I look forward to sharing the photos with you in next weeks HDYGG !
(note to self: make new badge for next week)