Impressions from Petersham Nurseries

A rather large gallery, this, clearly, cataloguing a day at Petersham Nurseries on Saturday - starting with the walk down the lane, past St. Peter's Church Yard and Petersham Meadows and then into the Nurseries themselves. Plenty of images are from the long Cutting Garden, which at the moment is a symphony of Tulips, Fritillaria…

Lasting Love – Tulips take centre stage

These are Lasting Love, dark rich-red tulips planted up into two huge terracotta planters. There were crocus first, with violas, and deep-blue Hyacinths which sparred with these emerging tulips and Muscari armenaicum spotting blue throughout the show now. Red tulips were the favourite for this lady's husband, and with such a beautiful name, the choice…

Rounding up a bright, colourful and fragrant tour of Wisley (did I mention the rain?)

A perfect stranger but just in the right place, for just enough time for me to shift around for the best angle and click! (Well, lots of clicks in a very short amount of time but I like this one the most). Framed by the flowering Cherries at the top of the Rock Garden at…

In the Alpine House – the best spot to linger on a rainy day at Wisley

As usual, a House of Many Delights, the Alpine display at RHS Wisley; a traditional glasshouse with raised, sand-filled benches and the specimens sunk in their terracotta pots to be viewed at just the right height (though I noticed a folding chair left for visitors this time around). With free entry last Friday and a…

A rainy day at Wisley – but read on – there’s Cherry, Camellia, Rhododendron, Magnolia & more…

An exceptionally damp day, last Friday, at RHS Wisley in Surrey but undeterred was I, with my Driza-bone coat, wide-brimmed hat, umbrella and camera - it was business as usual ... Much opportunity for photography with ornamental cherries and Magnolias in blossom and looking fine; Camellias dotted throughout Battleston Hill and Seven-acre Wood; likewise some…

A few more things ….

A catch-up from a very warm and sunny day at Petersham Nurseries, capturing a few images in my lunch break from the benches and Cutting Garden - and then as I was leaving in the evening, with golden sun strafing across the flowers. One or two images sneaking in from the previous days' batch and…

A few things that caught my eye today ….

There's been a brief hiatus in these proceedings, these past few weeks. There's been a wedding (Neil & Sarah) and a family break in Chichester, and a lot of rain of course dampening the opportunities for much plant photography, however much I like that dew-dropped image. March was a bumper-month for my tweetery, with both…