Friday, 20 May 2016
Barrington Court in May
DH and I were out and about yesterday; one of the places we went to was Kelways Garden Centre.
We were looking for a clematis for our kitchen wall (to replace a Passion Flower, which did not survive the winter). Kelways specialise in peonies and irises.
Some of the peonies they grow are just out of this world and they were just getting them ready for the Chelsea Flower Show, so no pictures I am afraid.
Kelways nursery is one of the oldest in UK (trading since 1851) and you can read its interesting history here .
We chose clematis "Mrs N Thompson".
I think it will look stunning against a light grey kitchen wall.
Kelways is not very far from Barrington Court; as I probably said before - this is my favourite NT property in South West,
so it was an obvious choice for today's lunch.
Although not a wonderful day today, it was pleasant enough to eat outside.
I always look forward to their gardens; but it was obvious even here how behind everything is this year.
Behind the main house, in the former service buildings, are small craft shops,
and also my favourite, the Barrington Patchwork - I even have a loyalty card for this place!
So I could not go home empty handed, could I!
Have a wonderful weekend!