188. HDYGG - Spring at The Hillier Gardens

Blue skies and blossom
 

Blue skies! Huzzah! There have been fleeting flashes of blue skies this week and I've been loving it. True to our stereotypical Britishness 90% of my social timelines have been filled with people talking about 'loving the sunshine', accompanied by the obligatory photos of mugs of tea being held in the garden.

I wasn't longing for Spring this year, which is a huge shift in mood for me. Ordinarily I am more than a little fed up of the greys and browns of Winter and craving Springs first teasing of yellow daffodils and pink blossom. This year though I've felt differently, content, really savouring every day of Winter, don't get me wrong I'm happy seeing the blue and pink hues and all the signs of new life, but there's a big part of me that's really sad to see Winter go.

 
 

There aren't many gardens locally in Hampshire that are open all year round, my local Exbury Gardens doesn't open until the end of March and Spinner's Gardens don't open until April, so the fact that The Hillier Gardens open all year round is jolly good. With carefully thought out seasonal planting there is always something different to see.

 
Crocus

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