Took youngest to airport for 10am Sunday 16th – Gatwick – not exactly close but what the heck no way she was getting there otherwise. Her trip to Iceland was paid for so I guess she had better go !
Yoke and I decided that as it was a stunningly nice day to drop in at Wisley RHS garden - http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley - as it was on the way, that was a good call as the day was indeed fantastic, touched 20c !
The Magnolias were in flower, as were the Cherry, Azaleas, Camellias, spring flowers, bulbs etc. The hothouse was in full flower for orchids and they had butterflies in as well.
A few shots to show what it was like,
|Camellia - one of many|
|Cherry Trees in full bloom|
|Magnolia Black Tulip|
|Water Lily Lake|
|Magnolia in front of main building|
|Magnolia against the sky - it was clear blue all day|
|Magnolia Tree - yep, they grow that big|
|Strelitzia - Bird of Paradise flower|
|Tree Nymph Butterfly|
We left quite late but felt very relaxed, something about ‘spring has finally arrived’ I think.