Last weekend, my littlest and I scooted out to explore some of the NGS Gardens Open for Charity in Oxfordshire.
I loved doing this last year:
"Everybody's good at cooking something and I'm good at cooking crumble!"
Will I ever look at Rhubarb again without this little ditty in my head? :-)
We had to stroke this super soft plant. (Lamb's Ears:Stachys byzantina) After we checked to make sure that no one was around; we touched our cheeks to the leaves.
I would like to have some of this in the garden.
I loved this wild area of the garden. They had cleared meandering paths inside which the children were enjoying running around.
I admire the bravery of allowing the dandelions to grow so freely within the garden and not so far from the allotment area.
Back at home in our garden:
I'm still waiting (not so patiently) for the Poppies. The Alliums are opening and I am wishing that we hadn't followed the instructions and planted them in clusters instead of spacing them out.
We've been loving the Daisies, and repairing and painting the playhouse and kiddy bench.
I'm slightly regretting this because I had liked the worn look and I think that the off white colour isn't funky enough for me.
In fact, it's all looking a little bit too tidy to be my garden, apart from the mint that is engulfing the little tree there.
And I am trying to keep on top of this situation by making Mojitos.