Good morning, everyone. We're back to cold and frosty mornings here but the sun is shining brightly so that's great. When I looked out in the middle of the night, it was raining so it's a distinct improvement on that!
Yesterday was a lovely day. We had sun and it wasn't too cold. It started off with SW as you know, and I maintained - better than a gain as several of you mentioned but a bit of a let down., Oh, well, it is what it is!
Then I had a leisurely breakfast before getting into the car, setting the sat nav and heading off for Perrywood Nurseries. I think the sat nav was having a wobble because it took me a very long winded way, through narrow country lanes, once I had left the A12 but I got there and the way back was definitely the way I should have gone and easily remembered so that's good. Another good thing is that the Five Lakes spa resort is not too far away and I will be going there at the beginning of June so now I know the route pretty much.
It was a pleasant drive both going and coming back so that's good.
Perrywoods is lovely. Very large with a good sized car park - which was pretty full so when I go again I will get there much earlier. Not the place to visit on a bank holiday, that's for sure!
Where to start - there was so much to look at. Inside is all the usual garden centre stuff, both garden based and home based but unusual, a bit quirky maybe, with some different stuff.
There was a big section with really nice garden room type furniture of the kind I will be wanting for my garden room so I had a good nosey round and took a few photos.
For me I got a couple of nice containers for the garden to replace some old ones that are giving up, a lavender plant because the one I have isn't looking particularly healthy, a slice of soap like Beth's and a nice little retro looking mini sundae dish to pretty up my evening yogurt!
So, you can see things are much improved.