Beautiful gardens, busy allotments

Very occasionally I'm allowed a day out away from the sewing machine!  On this rare day I choose a visit to Coleton Fishacre near Kingswear.  It's a very pretty house made in the 1920s for the D'Oyly Carte family.  The gardens are stunning too...

 a huge Tulip tree and a tiny daughter...both absolutely gorgeous!
Wonderful sea view at the bottom of the huge garden.  A well earned cream tea followed!
Not quite so grand, my own humble little garden. 

 and my allotment which I was planning on just sowing fruit and flowers but somehow the veg has creeped in! Along with the strawberries and raspberries we have...
 onions and dwarf beans,
 beautiful cornflowers,
 a forest of cosmos, 
sweetpeas and a lonely cabbage.
I do love my allotment.  Its a great place to escape to and weeding is so therapeutic! 
It does that a lot of time but I'm finding the raised beds work very well for me.
We have a patch which has nothing in at the moment.  I'm thinking of planting a couple of plum or damson trees.  Would be lovely to sit under in the summer months and of course to eat later in the year.
Hope you're all enjoying your gardens, parks or allotments today...we just need a bit of rain (preferably overnight !)


Tiz said...

What lovely flower's and your allotment is wonderful.
I have just done some gardening as well i planted some sweetcorn and and lots of flower's...
I enjoy your blog alot.

Tweed Delights said...

Hi Lucy - we had lots of rain last week, I should have sent you some!! Enjoying using Big Cartel - just got to get my stock in there, that's the tricky bit :D

flowers on my table said...

I just found you via. The Cloth Shed. Your mannequins are wonderful. Your blog is lovely too, as is your own garden, love roses. Have a great weekend, Linda x

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