My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Month: April, 2019

Keukenhof Gardens visit 2019

I have been wanting to visit these gardens and tulip fields for a number of years as I love tulips and this year I finally got there. Apparently the display is never the same twice and once the 6/7 week opening season is finished they close and dig up each of the 7 million tulips and plant new for the following season. I would not fancy this job. Sadly, it was a cold, wet and windy day with sunny intervals. All pictures are taken on the same day although it properly doesn’t look like it. I think I loved them all but particularly a section which is rainbow themed and looks at different ways of container planting without plastic which is fascinating and I like the wicker basket idea! We went on a cruise of the canal beside the tulip fields first and then onto walk around the amazing gardens. I hope you enjoy the pictures, I took lots but I think these are the best.


Quarry Bank mill visit 2019

I’ve had a lovely afternoon visiting Quarry Bank Mill today with some friends visiting the area and apart from the extortionate entrance price (I’m not a national trust member). We went in the newly refurbished Greg house, it only became empty in 2013, the mill and of course the garden and greenhouse. Here’s a few pictures of the garden. If anyone can identify the plant in the first picture please let me know. I think it’s an alpine.

Wordless Wednesday – tulip Jan Reus

April 2019 in my garden

Greetings from my sunny but still quite blowy Cheshire garden. Just a couple of things currently blossoming/ flowering in my garden. The daffodils were transplanted from a neighbours garden as she had too many so I don’t know the variety but love them. I have a few more dotted about. The second picture is a Snowy Mespilus. Lastly a fritillaria which I’d completely forgotten planting