A Spring Visit to a Garden in the Hills

We often make our way down lanes up into the hills not far from home for coffee with friends Allison and Martin. Allison is a keen gardener and Martin is a good DIY’er a good combination when making and maintaining a garden.

In mid-April we arrived mid-morning and enjoyed great coffee and ginger easter rabbit biscuits! What a treat!

We soon took a tour around the garden with Allison and we were immediately taken by the variety and quality of her tulips. There were some incredible colours and colour combinations.

Even though tulips were centre stage several clumps of daffodils were still holding their own and looking very good.

If we look beyond the flowery stars of mid-April there was plenty more points of interest, newly emerging perennials, leaf buds bursting forth with life and interesting plant communities.

The driveway looked most inviting with young trees underplanted with daffodils and climbers behind decorating the fence and on the opposite side a beautiful selection of plants.

The two photos of such delicate beauties seem a fitting finish for this post about our visit to see Allison and Martin, enjoy their hospitality and their lovely garden.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.