Friday, 13 June 2014

Fine,dry and bright ;-)

A South Devon garden at 7.30 am; the birdsong is incessant

(and has been since 4am!)

 and the sun is already making its presence well and truly felt.

I'm strolling around this little area...aka Nich's garden, which he tended

for a few years until he moved out, last year.

I feel a certain amount of responsibility to keep it looking

good and I've really enjoyed 'getting stuck in'!

It's only a small area and I am rather behind with things, so the Sweet Peas

 will not flower until July; similarly, the bedding plants, which now fill his once veggie plot.

Meanwhile, I've planted Lavenders and plenty of herbs, so that the bees,

which frequent this little area by the hundreds, will be happy throughout the summer.


This is old shell case was given to me by my dad; given to him by his dad.

I'm not too sure from whence it came but it now houses this lovely Lavender

plant and sits, at peace, in a corner of the garden.

Have a happy day, everyone! ;-)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

A stroll around Cockington ;-)

On Sunday, we ventured to Cockington, for lunch and a wander.

Cockington is a pretty and idyllic village with many delightful,

picture postcard, thatched properties.

Cockington is steeped in history and even has a mention in the Domesday book.

I doubt that the village has altered much since that time!

This stunning Clematis, which caught my eye, has made itself very much at home

 at the Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe.

The Drum Inn, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, was our stopping place for Sunday lunch.

And then we wandered some more.

There is plenty to do when you visit Cockington and if you are feeling a little weary

then you know what to do...

     The rose garden was lovely, as always.

And there's something about a walled garden, isn't there?!

There are a variety of craft units at Cockington and although, this time, I didn't 

venture inside many of these, I did come across this lovely unit

in the Stableyard, with lovely art work by  Diana Tregaskes. 

It's amazing what you can find at Cockington!

Very pleasurable indeed!