Sleepover Sunday. A lie-in until 8.30am. Lunch in the garden. And the afternoon taking in some floral sights.
Drove up the A251 to St James Church in Sheldwich to visit the flower festival. I love a flower festival and am in awe of the ladies and gentlemen who put in so much effort and attention to detail in setting up their displays. The theme this year was “a visit to the theatre”. My particular favourite was The Sound of Music, which included raindrops on roses, bright copper kettles and brown paper packages tied up with string. Despite being a favourite at our place I’m not sure that I’ve got those items listed in the right order.
Belmont is a particular favourite and we’ve visited many times. Even the route to the toilets has a spectacular view.
Stopped for tea and chatted to some fellow visitors. Exchanged recommendations for village fetes and outings to see us through the summer.
It was too hot to spend lots of time in the gardens. The alchemilla mollis, eremurus, alium seed heads and dramatic delphinium did, however, catch my eye. I would have loved to have picked a bunch to arrange at home.
Until next time, happy flowers! Julie
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