Sunday, 30 September 2012
Eager to make the best of the last of the September sunshine I decided to put my driving jitters to one side and head out to the Daisy Roots nursery near Hertford. I managed to avoid the M25 and had a lovely drive through country lanes and past pretty little villages. It was quiet at the nursery and I was lucky enough the have the place to myself.
The nursery backs onto fields and is ringed on two sides by gorgeous cottage borders, which give lots of ideas for planting schemes as you are walking around. It's a lovely spot to wander around and there are plenty of pretty arrangements to get the green fingers itching!
I picked up a couple of plants for the garden and had a nice chat with the owner's partner and Myrtle the dog! It was so nice to ask for advice and get friendly and helpful information back rather than the glare of irritation or off-handed shrug which I often get met with in B&Q or large busy garden centres. All in all, much nicer experience than the commericalised garden centres that I usually go to and I will definitely be back!
We then stopped for lunch at Westmill village which in the fading September sunshine was the quintessential English hamlet. We enjoyed lovely sandwiches and cakes at the little cafe overlooking the village green and then had a wander around. Despite it's petite proportions Westmill village had everything from sweet terraced cottages...
to grand Georgian piles! A wonderful way to round off the last Saturday in September!
Posted by Charlotte at 18:56