The warmer weather and gentle rain has ensured that the plants in the garden have put a growth spurt on and many now are in flower. We hope that they will remain in flower for the open day which looms ever closer!
The blue bed in particular is looking stunning with an array of blue flowers which on warm days are covered in bees and other pollinating insects.
|Bell flowered campanula|
|Small flowered campanula|
Around the Jurassic garden the ferns and the pseudopanax and tetrapanax are doing well and the 'tropical border' is filling out well with the banana plants reaching up with new luxuriant leaves.
|The rheum and ligularias are thriving|
|The tropical bed|
|Giant chain fern under the tree fern|
The newly planted ornamental banana plant is enjoying the outside life. It has been planted among cannas and other 'hot ' flowering plants
|The ornamental banana plant|
|A beautiful canna|
|the re-opened woodland walk|
|Yellow Flag and Ragged Robin at the pond edge|
|The wretched duckweed on the pond needs managing !|
|Slow worm found in the greenhouse|
|The newly positioned hanging baskets.|
|This male blackbird followed the lawn mower chasing disturbed food items!|
|The broad beans and potatoes in the WW2 garden|
|The Desiree crop of potatoes is in full flower|