The flat leaved ferns begin as lovely little spirals
I love the blue and white together
These tiny buds are very easy to miss - but it's well worth having a closer look to see the yellow flowers emerging from their tufty casings
This time I managed to get a photo of the snakes head fritillary that was reasonably focused. It's not easy because the pattern on the flower, which looks slightly out of focus in real life, confuses the camera.
This fluffy pink flower has fine white hairs on the stem and back of the petals. It also has an amazing centre which looks reminds me of a little fibre optic display!
|Watering the prairie bed|
Good to see the bees were busy
|Bumble bee in the heather|
Tiny cones continuing to develop on the Korean pine
The scented yellow azalias will soon be out
Their buds are claw-like as they unfold
Bluebells beginning to bloom
|Azalea or rhododendron?|
No idea what these are - long leaves, with long stems which produce different flower like structures up the stem including little green berries
Another unknown plant - very small and looks like an underwater anenome
The beginning of a flower on the tree peonies
Evidence - gardener at work.
It's amazing that one man looks after this place.
I think he does an absolutely brilliant job.
|Old hose reel|
Frilly tulips ready to burst open
I like the bold colour combination.
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