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.

Crown Jewels

Crown Jewels

I’m really enjoying the vibrant hues of some Anemone coronaria flowers grown from corms that my Mum split with me in the autumn.

Joy

Joy

There’s nothing quite like celebrating your first half-birthday with a roll around the garden in the sun – and a daisy to chew on…

Burst

Burst

I was thrilled to see this delicate flower raising its head from the long grass along the base of our front beech hedge this week.

Splashing Out

Splashing Out

A few weeks ago, King of the Hill decided that we should have a trio of large containers on the top terrace, the largest of which to feature a new acer, giving me free rein to fill the others.