I went to RHS Wisley on Sunday to see the display of peonies (more of that later). I guess the late summer has delayed the flowering of many plants (including peonies), but there was still plenty to see in the gardens. There were gigantic alliums everywhere, massive-headed Red Shine tulips, beautiful Claret astrantia, wisteria, primulas and irises.
Gardens aren't just about sight and smell; they can be about touch too. If you ever see Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears', then have a stroke of the leaves - they are lovely and velvety, like a rabbit's ears!
The sun was shining and the bees and butterflies were out in force. Looks like summer’s finally on its way.