How the weeks fly by!
There we were, last Friday, later in the afternoon,
trundling back over the moors from Tavi,
when we took a brief stop at Widecombe-in-the-Moor.
It was a glorious afternoon and the little village was almost
deserted! A fine time to visit, I'd say!
And now, a week later, here we are, visiting a garden festival :
As you probably know, I am a huge fan of Toby Buckland and his
plant centre at Powderham; every visit there is a special treat
and the quality of the plants is first class.
And so, when I was told that he was holding a garden festival
at Powderham Castle, the date was etched on my brain
and hey ho...off we went!
Powderham Castle is, the home of the Courtenay family. If you are interested in family trees
and the history of Powderham, then it's all here:
It's a beautiful setting for any event and they do indeed hold
many events at this venue.
First stop, was obviously a coffee stop!!!
And lo and behold, here was the perfect place
to sit and watch the world go by!
The Vintage Tea Traveller didn't look at all out of place
in the stunning green surroundings!
The little vintage touches, dotted about here and there,
(LOL..just look at this man's face and what on earth
is she doing with her hands in the food?!!
Vintage mags with pics like this, make me hoot!!)
That done, we wandered around, admiring the lovely
plants and garden related items on offer.
For me, this stunning Clematis took the top award; the blooms were
dinner plates and the colour was simply divine!!
And I was really taken with the, 'Edible Flower Shop'
I loved the way that they had decorated this cake!
Wandering around, I was so glad to find a most beautiful vintage stall...
the display looked familiar; beautifully done with perfectly chosen floral
items to match the floral and garden theme.
And then I realised that it was none other then Helen,
one of my fellow stallholders at the various vintage fairs.
And her other half was next to her, selling his chestnut hurdles, tool racks etc.
They had a beautiful spot to sell their wares,
with lovely views of the River Exe.
Naturally, I am feeling very much in 'garden mode' at the moment!
We are in the process of digging out a border which was badly
in need of a re-design:
Watch this space; it can only get better!!
Finally, we did a 'round about' route on the way home
today...calling at St Marychurch.
I have a soft spot for St Marychurch as it is just so easy
to take a gentle stroll around the pedestrianised precinct.
It's a stone's throw from the football ground and one can often
hear the cheers as the goals go in ( mostly scored by the opposition! HA HA HA ;-)
It's been the worst season for Torquay United ;-(
But, living in Devon, you can't have everything, can you?! ;-) ;-)