On Friday, we took a little day trip. Some friends were en route to their holiday in Snowdonia, so we met them halfway at Welshpool. We started off at the Dingle, a lovely garden and nursery. I was very good and didn’t buy any plants (I have too many waiting forlornly in containers while I decide what to do with them) but we had a lovely walk around the gardens and I took lots of pictures. It is an amazing space, not least because it is comparatively small, and on a steep slope, and yet it feels spacious and the planting is lovely. It is mainly shrubs, but the many little paths take you to lovely prospects, cute little bridges and shelters, and interesting specimen plants.
I love paeonies, and this one, ‘Bowl of Beauty‘ is a stunner.
There had been some rain, so I was able to indulge my habit of taking photos of water on leaves, in this case, a rather splendid hosta.
After a picnic lunch, my friend and I left our children with our husbands and took ourselves off to the Colinette mill, and more importantly, the sale room. I do not need any yarn. I have alluded many times in this blog to my extensive yarn stash. But I defy any knitter, however steely of resolve, to come out of the millshop empty handed. I adore Colinette’s colours – each yarn is available in solids, heathered semi-solids and the most amazing variagated colourways – and a shop full of the stuff is just amazing. Better yet, there’s a room full of yarn which is discounted – in some cases heavily so.
I now have to do a lot of knitting and whittle down my stash in order to justify another visit…