Dyffryn in June

Dyffryn in June

Earlier last month, I enjoyed a tranquil walk around Dyffryn Gardens, covering most of the arboretum and more structured gardens.

Watch

Watch

In the summer of 2010, I was thrilled when a beautiful dark purple poppy pushed its way up through the building rubble by the house.

Strewn

Strewn

On a recent visit to Dyffryn Gardens, just west of Cardiff, on a fairly dull day, I was mesmerised by the carpet of pink petals strewn across the ground beneath a venerable Cercis siliquastrum, carpeting a lovely set of stone steps.

Of Doubles And Dawn

Of Doubles And Dawn

At this time of year every day brings something new to discover in the garden – and this year I’m seeing our garden at hours of the day that I have fervently shunned in the past in favour of a warm bed…

Falling Stars

Falling Stars

It’s once again the time of year when aquilegias earn their reputation as cottage garden favourites – and sometime show-garden stars.

Surge

Surge

After several busy weeks, we found an opportunity to catch up a little in the garden this weekend.

A Glimpse of Wisley

A Glimpse of Wisley

As well as the wonderful meadows of Camassia that I posted about yesterday, our recent visit to RHS Wisley was full of spring magic.

Fresh

Fresh

The garden is looking vibrant, with the Barcelona tulips triumphantly returning for their fourth spring – not bad for our heavy clay.