As we walked around the scents of the Sarcocca and Witch Hazel were fantastic,the other thing you notice this time of the year are the amazing tree barks.When there is blossom and leaves on the trees you don't always notice them.They have so many different birches and maples,sometimes its the texture you notice and sometimes its the colour.
There were quite a lot of toddlers with mums and grannies who had taken picnic lunches with them and there are quite a few areas designed to get kids and toddlers interested,there were also a couple of school parties who were busy filling in there clip boards.
|This is a Brewers Weeping Spruce|
|Prunus x subhirtella' Autumnalis Rosea|
|Stags Horn Fern,|
There were quite a few different pinus and spruce,but we just loved the weeping spruce,if I had room in the garden I would definetely have one.It was also lovely to see a prunus flowering,we saw quite a few and another must have.There were lots of ferns to pick from but the glaucous blue and the amazing skeleton structure of the Stags Horn fern made this one top of our list.Again there were so many flowering plants in the temperate garden to choose from,we had quite a few favourites but this African hemp with its lovely soft leaves and yellow and red anthers was divine.So what did we come home with?This exquisite plectranthus,I have a silver leaved one with pink flowers that I put out into the garden in the summer but we both loved this one with its delicate flowers and dark under leave.