A free afternoon (washing done, a trip to Sainsbury’s to follow) and a quick drive out to the RHS gardens at Wisley – blue skies and sunshine, alas not continuing into the weekend – but so much to see as I wandered past the lake to the Glasshouse Borders and South African Meadow, up through the Arboretum behind the Piet Oudolf Borders, clipping past the Orchards and Fruit Garden and down past the Dahlias, Model Gardens, the top of the new Tropical Garden and out through the Plant Centre.

I left for another time, the Bowes Lyon Rose Garden, Seven Acre Wood, Battleston Hill and lots more but the supermarket beckoned…  Hugely busy today, I didn’t know it was their Festival of Trees (October 6-8), RHS Photo Competition display (5-25 October) and the start of Amazing Apples (October 6-19). An exhibition of their new Welcome Centre (where their Library once was, behind, where once, the Grass Borders lived). Much building, demolition and construction to be seen all abouts.

Plus, there were these characters charming the adults and rather puzzling the children ….