Its a long time since I last published a post. This has been due to the birth of a new grandson and spending more time on my other hobbies - a book group, sewing and knitting, making jewellery and cards and also researching family history. We had a mild winter until the New Year but have had several very cold spells recently. Spring is definitely here now and gardens are looking colourful again and I am starting to think about sowing seeds, planting new plants and visiting other gardens.
You might like to see some pictures of flowers I grew last summer - ladybird poppies, zinnias, pot marigolds, cosmos ...
One of the gardens I visit frequently is Ventnor Botanic Gardens on the Isle of Wight.
Passion flower at Ventnor Botanic Garden November 2011