I arrived after a pleasant drive even though the sky was a little overcast. As I approached the shop front from the car park this view greeted me....
I entered the 'shop' and asked permission to take photo's, happily they said yes :o)
(As usual if you'd like to expand the photos just 'click' on them)
Light, bright and airy with a super selection of gift ware
Something for everyone
Of course there HAD to be goods with roses on!
Isn't it pretty?
Even blue and white for fans like me :o)
(Burleigh ware is a favourite of mine)
Looks like making a trip back there...I meant to see how much the Puffin tile was..
(Bottom left of photo)
Then I ventured outside
A section of the plant centre
Gorgeous Clematis in bloom
and then SOME of the rose areas
Then, I heard a familiar sound...where was it coming from? I listened again and walked towards it....
A beautiful peacock!
What a stunner!
A beautiful wisteria with it's subtle scent
This was climbing up the next post along - *sorry, I cannot remember the name :o( some of the leaves were the brightest pink.
*Found it! A kiwi plant Arctic Beauty. kolomikta I knew it was familiar as I nearly chose that one when I got my kiwi plants - Doh!
Finally I found 'Wisley' - I'd walked right past them just in front of the Clematis! It was marked up at £16.95 and I paid £8.45 :o)
It's a blush pink English Musk Rose, the catalogue writes it up as :
"A rose of exceptional delicacy and charm bearing resemblance to the old Alba roses. The flowers are shallowly cupped and about 3" across, the petals arranged in the most perfect rosette formation. Their colour is a very pure soft pink, the outer petals paling towards the edge. The growth is tall and slightly arching, producing flowers along the stems and building up into a fine and very healthy shrub. There is a delightful, fresh, fruity fragrance with hints of raspberry and tea."
It's now sitting in it's pot in the garden awaiting planting!
Have a great week folks!