One of the things I really look forward to when we go down to Beer and the surrounding towns is the flowers. There are so many beautiful gardens and floral displays you wouldn’t believe it. I absolutely love tulips and Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth were overflowing with them when we there a couple of weeks ago. I also absolutely love flowering cherry trees and they were everywhere we went and all in glorious full bloom.I just love pansies, all the different colours, spectacular to say the least.But I think one of all my all-time favourites has got to be good old fashioned bluebells. Maybe because they remind me of my childhood playing in Alkrington Woods in the spring. In those days bluebells seemed to be everywhere and we would pick a bunch when we were out playing and take them home for my mother.
We never picked dandelions though, if you had them in the house they would make you wet the bed! We believed it too!
I’m looking forward to going back to Devon in July, gardens and hanging baskets will be full of another of my favourites, petunias.