Last Thursday we went to Hay for the Market. Here is a beautiful climbing Hydrangea (petiolaris) on a house in Hay. This used to be The Garden Bookshop, a few years ago now.
Inside our friend Rob's shop (The Poacher's Pocket), 2 of 4 amazing fireplace supports with carved swags of flowers. Not sure if they are solid mahogany, or perhaps stained oak or ??? Normally lime is the best wood for carving things like the swags. They are in "as found" (in a barn I assume) condition, so hard to tell until cleaned up. Fabulous pieces.
Clematis Dr Rupple is doing really well. This was one of the well-grown ones that I bought from the Railway Line nursery earlier in the year.
On Thursday afternoon I met up with a good friend and we looked around the quilt exhibition at the Minerva Gallery in Llanidloes. This unfinished hexagon quilt looked so beautiful with the extra black stitching around the feature hexagons. Isn't it gorgeous?
Sad to read of families being moved off their farms and having to go to the valleys for work. That's what could happen when you were a tenant farmer, or to anyone in tied accommodation. This is a lovely quilt, stuffed with wool which was frugally collected from hedgerows and/or lesser bits from sheared fleeces.
My friend N treated us to tea and cake and we sat in this beautiful Community Garden. Will definitely go back there - it was SO peaceful and beautiful.
This rose had a beautiful perfume.