It's the Easter holidays, and with a house full of teenage boys and their friends, I frequently escape to the garden to regain my equilibrium, or head out for a walk in the deliciously scented bluebell woods with my willing hound. The garden needs to slow down, as this beautiful warm weather has accelerated growth so fast, including the wisteria and ferns that are unfurling day by day. I want to prolong the colour and weather for as long as possible. It's easy to forget about the flooding not so long ago; I picked up the last of the plastic bottles in the fields left behind by the flood water earlier this year before the grass grows too long to see them.
Annie, I love your photos of Wisley - what a magnificent, grown-up place it looks! And, as for that glass house... I'm aiming to visit a few local gardens this year close to me and I'll be reporting back over the coming months. For this week's How Does Your Garden Grow?