As well as home reared plants they sell some stunning pots. As I have a very small garden I tend to use lots of pots. These earthenware pots on the left are gorgeous, I have one on my Christmas list. They are also frost proof which is an added bonus.
They have embossed patterns and designs including bees, flowers and herbs.
The spring bulbs had arrived and there was a very spectacular display of these. My favourite spring bulbs are daffodils but I also love the very showy parrot tulips.
I am always amazed just how many varieties of bulbs are available. No longer do we have to pay the prices for tulip bulbs that people did in the 1600s!
There were many gift sets also which made such an attractive display.
We also admired all the autumn bedding plants. I love cyclamen and I have a special fondness for pansies and violas, they have such cheerful little faces.
There were many trays of alpines and my dad was tempted enough to add an edelweiss and a sedum to add to his collection.
There were also some beautiful displays of autumn planting.
All this walking soon made us realise it was time for some home made soup and home made bread pudding so we made our way to the on site restaurant....yum! My dad as always had raced well ahead...
After a leisurely lunch we then spent a little longer wandering around the garden centre getting some inspiration for our own gardens. I just wish I could buy everything....
Then it was time to go back to Mum and Dad's and as it was such a sunny afternoon we were able to sit out in their beautiful garden and have an afternoon cup of tea....bliss
The weather this week has been the total opposite but I must admit the rain is always so necessary to keep the gardens looking their best. |The forecast though for this weekend is actually looking more sunny so I hope to be able to get outside into my little garden and plant up some bulbs and autumn bedding. If I'm really lucky I may even be able to give my tiny lawn probably its final cut of the year.
Sending sunshine your way too,
Bye for now,