Our village of Hanley Swan has for the last few years held an open gardens during the Early May Bank Holiday weekend. I usually plant tulips in the garden and pots to provide colour and interest during the weekend. This year it looks as if my plans are in jeopardy due to the early spring weather. These pictures show some of what might still be on display.
The pictures are in order of flowering.
In the raised beds…
In the pots…
This year the tulips are two weeks earlier than previous years. I have moved some of the ones in pots into the shade to try and delay their flowering until the open weekend.
Either side of the Summer House doors.
In the White Garden.
In the Blue Border.
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew, Robert Burns 1785.
What is affecting your plans this spring?
These pictures were taken with my Canon 18-200mm lens with the Canon close up lens 500D 72mm attached.
What is providing you with a Close-up view of spring?
On Sunday (Mothering Sunday) we visited the Gardens Illustrated Garden Festival held at Westonbirt School, Tebury, Gloucestershire.
You can read about its history along with details regarding visiting the garden on the website: Holford Trust
It was a beautiful spring day, the marquee on the lawn housed some interesting plant and garden related stalls. I bought Chocolate and Flowers.
We had previously visited the gardens in the summer of 2015, these pictures are from then.
I am looking forward to seeing and smelling these!