This morning my house-guest and I had various bits of independent shopping to do and we decided that a walk would be a good way to spend the rest of the day.
Shopping done, we met "back at the ranch" to discover that one credit card has gone missing! After some detective work, it was discovered that a shop in Kingston still had said credit card so a slight detour was made to reunite guest and credit card!! On onwards from there to:
The RHS Gardens at Wisley.
We started off in the Glasshouse. The Butterflies had now been removed (as of yesterday) although we saw about three that had escaped being caught - they are being allowed to remain there until natural events overtake them!
A bit of colour though..
In the Glasshouse, preparations are underway for what seems to be a good display of Orchids so I shall go back again with a different lens for some pictures.
Outside and around the Rockery area, Spring flowers abounded
then on and up to Battleston Hill. I love this part of Wisley as it is less formal and has many woodland plants including Rhododendrons and Camelias. This are not yet in bloom but it won't be long now.
A mass of spring flowering Cyclamen
and I love this peeling bark on the tree
near the bird feeders (no bird pics today) is this wonderful plant - but don't ask me what it is because I forgot to make a note of its name!
and this cheery clump of daffodils around in the rockery area.
Then home for a cuppa. A short walk but with a promise of things to come......
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