Thursday, 27 May 2010

May in the Garden

Sorry that I have been rather absent this month, but I have been enjoying the lovely, hot weather that we have been experiencing and I've been busy in my garden and greenhouse.
My greenhouse is full to the brim at the moment, with plants waiting to go to our allotment once we are back from a planned trip in the near future. A friend waters our garden and greenhouse whilst we are away, so the plants will survive better in their pots at home.
The cats have kept me company in the garden. Ella has discovered the joys of catmint!
On Sunday we visited RHS Wisley
to see the azaleas and rhododendrons in bloom.

My husband hiding in the bamboo!

We walked through the orchards.

It was hot enough for ice creams, instead of our usual tea and cake.

The display of Purple Sensation Alliums outside of the glasshouse was stunning and I loved the alpines in the smaller glasshouses.
The colours of the blooms zinged in the bright sunlight.

At the end of the afternoon we walked through the Battleston Hill part of the garden.
The Handkerchief Tree was in flower and the Chinese Mahogany/Cedar looked beautiful clothed in pink.

1 comment:

PatioPatch said...

I was at Wisley recently too but pics do not compare to yours :( - however you might like to view my Wisley Slideshow