In April each year I spend at least a couple of leisurely afternoons at Hill House Nursery, in Landscove. The nursery is set in the deep Devon countryside and nestles in the shadow of the local church. The old vicarage serves afternoon teas whilst you sit in their beautiful garden and, in my case, pretend for a short while that this is your own home and garden! The place never fails to make me breathe easier as I potter around the large green houses that smell so wonderful and also are alive with bird song as the small wild birds come in to nibble at the nuts left there for them.
The plants are very reasonably priced and very healthy. I bought some plants for my patio. I usually have lots of containers outside our sitting room which look wonderful but take alot of daily watering..do I really want to do it again? I bought some foxgloves as I have a feeling that Anth has dug some up as they have gone 'missing' from the back flowerbed..umm.. very nice of him to help but he pulls out everything!
I treated myself to a cup of tea when I had finished and then slowly made my way home stopping to take some photos of Staverton.
This is the view from the old,narrow bridge of the River Dart. The trees are still bare.
This is the old station that has runs the steam engine trips in the summer. A beautiful afternoon... with more pics here, here, here and here ...I came home in better spirits than when I had left -- and can't you see why?