As the daffodils fade and the bluebells come out, the days get longer and a day's walk can go on into the evening. The rhododendrons and azaleas burst into flower . In my garden the early azaleas have a few flowers, and soon there will be a riot of colour. Here are some pictures taken around the White Moss area in past years.
|Clashing colours looking lovely|
|Bright and beautiful|
|Here's a real oldie in our White Moss garden.|
My personal favourites are Rydal Hall Gardens , just 1/2 mile away from White Moss House and our Grasmere holiday cottage Brockstone Grasmere cottage , and the wonderful Holehird Gardens at Windermere run by the Lakeland Horticultural Society. Both these gardens are free to enter ( donations very welcome).
I'm amazed that after the floods and the very, very wet winter experienced by many , the gardens are bouncing back so well.
Cumbria is open! Now is a great time to visit. The Lakes are ready to welcome you. We're looking good.
Finishing off with one more rhododendron, taken on the start of the coffin route from Grasmere to Rydal, just a few yards from Brockstone Grasmere cottage.
|Looking amazing in May, Heugh Folds garden|