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Inspired by Shirley’s blog, we also had a day out!!


It was so lovely to see the signs of spring at Nyman’s in Shirley’s blog, that today we headed to Rosemoor Gardens to see what they had to offer us!

It was a cloudy day but the temperature had reached double figures which was quite pleasant.

There were lots of snowdrops looking very pretty.

Hellebores were dotted about in little groups.

Just like Shirley discovered yesterday the most magical scent on the air came from Daphne Bolua – it was heavenly!

It was nice to see daffodils growing in an orchard area.

In one of the gardens there were just seed heads of grasses and other tall plants – the effect was really attractive.

This sculpture was in this garden, I liked her a lot.

Two touches of purple nearly hidden from view!

A dainty camellia looked pretty amongst the glossy leaves.

Winter is beginning to make room for spring to move in and it is wonderful to see signs of growth – shoots peeping up through the ground and buds appearing on the trees. Thank you Shirley, I am so pleased we went out today!!

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I've never been there W'rose but have seen it on the television and it features in one of my gardening books, looks a beautiful place.... I know I would love it but too far away for us, all those cheery daffodils, spring is certainly showing in that garden, the snowdrops and the dogwood together is my favourite but all your photo's are lovely....Pleased you enjoyed your day out, thankyou for sharing ....

3 Feb, 2023


Chris, I am so pleased that my blog inspired you to get out and about today! You sound so much more positive now that January is over, I must admit that a couple of hours out in the fresh air, looking at the first blooms in early February did us both a power of good.

Lovely photos, especially those beautiful Snowdrops and Daffodils.

I just looked back on my blogs to find that we last visited RHS Rosemoor in August 2015, then we met up with you, Sandra and Carol at the Dartington Glass factory. Was it really all those years ago?

3 Feb, 2023


Julia, I somehow knew you would like that sculpture! It was called ‘Contemplation.’ I loved it too.

Lincslass - it is nice to live close to Rosemoor because we can call in at any time of year. It is particularly enjoyable in the winter because it is much quieter!!

Klahanie thank you - it is a beautiful place and they are always working on a part of it to improve it. Unfortunately that is the restaurant at the moment so not ideal!!

Shirley, I am so much happier now that it is February!! Yes, I do remember that lovely get together we had but can’t believe it was 8 years ago ( except when I look in the mirror!!!)!
I so enjoyed your blog yesterday. x

3 Feb, 2023


I've never been fortunate to visit, yet. I hope to in the future.
Your blog is delightful, Chris. Thank for sharing, I can imagine you had a wonderful visit! Your pics are filled with colour and lovely Spring blooms.
The sculpture is lovely too, an apt name , Contemplation.

3 Feb, 2023


What a wonderful time you must have had at Rosemoor! I've never had the opportunity of visiting either.

What a wonderful collection of Snowdrops, Dogwoods & Hellebores they have there! Thanks for showing us around!

3 Feb, 2023


I am pleased you had a lovely day out Chris!
I wish it wasn't so far away from us.
I loved all the snowdrops with the back drop of Cornus..stunning !
I also liked the sculpture! xx

4 Feb, 2023


Chris, is it just me, or does time pass by more quickly as we age?!!

4 Feb, 2023


Kate I think you would love Rosemoor so maybe one day you will visit Devon and then plan a visit!!

Balcony the planting of snowdrops amongst the dogwoods was inspirational wasn’t it? The effect was SO good.

Rose we always enjoy ourselves at Rosemoor no matter when we choose to go. Trouble is, at the moment, the restaurant is closed for refurbishment but there is quite a nice one nearby!!

Shirley I fear it is because we are getting older - a week just flies by even if nothing exciting is happening!!

4 Feb, 2023


Glad your visit was more enjoyable than your last one,Chris,and your photo's are so uplifting,with all that colour..
Somewhere we have never visited either,but maybe one day..
Oh my,eight years since we all met at Dartington Glass ??
Although we have been fortunate enough to meet both you and Shirley since then, so I've decided to stay the same age as I was then,but Mother Nature thinks otherwise !!!

4 Feb, 2023


Sandra, your last comment did make me smile! :o))

5 Feb, 2023


Looking at recent photos of you Sandra you really have succeeded in not ageing one bit ( cheque in the post please!!)

You must return to these parts and bring Shirley with you!! Next time we WILL meet up at Rosemoor.

5 Feb, 2023


Loved your blog, especially the Snowdrops with red Dogwood, & the sculpture of course. Thanks for sharing your visit. No daffs around here yet, maybe one day soon!

5 Feb, 2023


Have you had an eye test lately,Chris ?? ha ha.but thank you for the complement x.
I hope we will come back to Devon at some point,and after two failed attempts,I hope it will be third time lucky.. xx.

6 Feb, 2023


I am sure you will find somewhere for your cakes Chris!
Such a pity Rosemoor is such a long way from here as it would have been great to meet with other goy friends!

8 Feb, 2023

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