Green grows my garden-O
Gardens. I suspect the British afinity for them is because we are so crowded on our little island - especially in the cities - and we value our little space and wish to make the most of it. I like gardens - they are places you can drink Gin & Tonics, amongst other things. We have some fantastic gardens in the UK, grand ones like Sissinghurst, my favorite Furzey and a small ones like in the National Garden Scheme that let you poke your nose into your neighbour's unusual garden (I may well join the scheme soon).
Today I was passing and visited the Royal Horticultural Society garden in Wisley (free to RHS members). It is vast and varied, it has all manner of gardens and plants - each plant clearly labelled, and the whole place felt as if it was on the verge of exploding into life; I knew I had to share it with you. We have excellent places to buy plants around London and those like Cants of Colchester that are to be avoided.
Definition of London? Anything inside the M25, or in stone throwing distance outside. Which is good, because it lets me show and talk about Wisley, which is Here.
(early visitors to this page may have noticed that the picture has changed, because I couldn't make up my mind which to post. If you are interested, here are 1 2 3 4 more.)