Once upon a time there was a little hut on the side of the road, at a place called Bishopsteignton, which is between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.
A sign said 'Jacks Patch' and you could park up and buy lovely plants.
Over the years the hut grew and grew !
Jack's Patch is now a thriving garden centre, where you can also partake in a coffee and cake or spot of lunch...overlooking the River Teign...which is what we did today,with my mum and dad, before wandering around to admire the blooms.
I've always loved Philadelphus..or Mock Orange..with its very fragrant flowers.
and Delphiniums are a must!
These Clematis,which I spotted, were beautiful .
I could well do with these for my Lavender bags...I have 20 to make for a wedding!
More about that later.
Do you like Hydrangeas? I do ...but my mum doesn't.
Give me the cottage garden look any day!
And then I spotted ...
This Painted Lady kept so still for me to take a pic.
Sadly, it did not come home with me.
However, one or two things did!
A beautiful, blue Veronica
A delicate, blue Geranium.
A pink Verbascum, still in bud.
A gorgeous, lilac coloured Nemesia.
Now I'm thinking that I'll go and see if there are any second hand huts for sale!
Meanwhile..I am pretty happy with my present patch!
Someone up above must have heard my prayers but heard me a little wrong...I said Exeter, not Winchester!!
Oh well..must not grumble, as I love Winchester and know it well...having once lived near to the lovely city..and of course my daughter did her degree there, which meant regular trips for me...finishing off with her graduation in Winchester Cathedral!
And I say...this table could do with a little freshening up with some CK colour, couldn't it?