Bright blue skies, golden Laburnum, lilac-pink Cercis siliquastrum, snowballs of Viburnun opulus, pale blue iris, lavender-grey lilacs and a lot of beautiful greenery.
A bee-line today straight over to Kew Palace and the gardens behind – a sunken herbalists garden and a more formal parterre. Around the former, an arched pergola wrapping around three sides of the garden with Laburnum threaded through the metal tracery. It hasn’t peaked yet – another week and it will be quite sumptuous but then again, I might easily have missed its nadir – and rain is forecast for tomorrow and that might spoil the blossom.
If you can’t get there yourself in the next week, here’s a private tour – not Spielberg but you get the flavour. As ever with Kew Gardens, an accompaniment of birdsong and aeroplanes!