May 20th 2013 Arts Weeks starts

22 05 2013

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May 19th 2013 end of the NGS opening weekend

19 05 2013

May 19th 2013 end of the NGS opening weekend





First NGS opening is a great success

19 05 2013

First NGS opening is a great success

Brilliant 2 days opening for the NGS for the first time. Yesterday was good but today the sun has shone, and there have been lots of people enjoying the garden (not to mention tea and cake!) I took this photo at the end of the day when all was tranquil again.





May 17th 2013 Now we need a little sun though we will settle for dull if it means no rain!

17 05 2013

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Just a taste of what you will see in the garden.





May 13th 2013 Sun, hail, rain, hail, rain….repeat as appropriate

13 05 2013

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I’ve been trying to garden today but it has rained and hailed so much that several times I have had to run for cover! The tulips aren’t quite sure what is happening but these rather elegant dark Paul Scherer seem to be standing tall despite everything the weather can throw at them. The honeysuckle has enjoyed the drink and the good news is that I don’t need to do any watering !





May 11th 2013 Cherry Blossom wherever you look!

12 05 2013

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May 5th 2013

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The Adirondack chairs look good – if only we had time to sit down in them! Still it’s been a beautiful weekend so far with the sun really encoraging the trees to open as you can see with the copper beeches. And the clouds look great reflected in the pond as the water lilies start to spread their leaves across the centre. I hadn’t seen any frogspawn but today there are lots of tiny tadpoles swimming around so there must have been some somewhere!