Saturday, 15 July 2017

Gadding about!

It's been a while since I blogged!

That's probably because I've been busy, either teaching,

gardening... or gadding about!!

I enjoy all three but the 'gadding about' is especially 

thrilling! ;-)

We've been to RHS Rosemoor...twice!

The first visit was to view the roses, which were in their prime...oh my goodness!

I have never been so wowed as I was a couple of weeks ago.

The roses were simply splendid!

We caught them just right!

I was in my element!

Moving away from roses...

Recently, we had a wander around the little village of Kenton.

We didn't mean to but I got the opening time completely wrong and thus

we had time to kill as we waited for an open garden to...ummm... open.

Kenton is delightful and as you can see from the colour of the sky,

 this was, indeed, a very hot day.

But tempers didn't get frayed and we had a marvellous mooch!

We then visited 'High Garden'.

This is part of the NGS Open Gardens scheme

as well as being an independent nursery.

I'm a massive fan of the independent nursery!! 

It was beautiful.

Last weekend , we found ourselves at Budleigh Salterton.

It's very unspoilt, as is much of East Devon.

After a wander (plus lunch)

we went in search of another garden...

this time it was ' Yonder Hill', near Colyton.

This was a particular

pleasure as there were some lovely meadow areas, 

which were absolutely overflowing with butterflies.

A host of other delectable delights met our eyes.

How about this whopper of a tree fern?!

And this stunning herbaceous border completed the visit.

Which brings me to today!

This morning, we ventured to Wellswood village, in Torquay.

It's a quaint little place with just one row of shops 

but I love it.

A brunch in 'Wellies' was the order of the day.

After this, we headed to St Marychurch where what I call

the 'Hidden Gem' of Torquay is situated.

Tessier Gardens...such a beautiful and peaceful place.

These Achillea caught my eye... I have to have these in my garden next year!

And the Dahlias were a treat too.

Phew, I feel quite exhausted after all that 

See you next time!!



KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time gadding about. When I was a child we used to holiday at Wellswood in a lovely family run hotel. I expect the parade of shops have change a lot in over fifty years, but I was allowed to have pocket money and go a buy sweets in the sweet shop that was there then. Think I must go and seek it out again sometime......

Julie xxxxxx

Simone said...

Stunning photos Sal. Thanks for popping over to my blog. I remember the days when you blogged before your daughter was married and Nich still lived at home and before the grandbabies too!!! Lovely to catch up with you again. x

Sal said...

Oh have a good memory!! :-) xxx