Paul is on holiday this week and we've been pottering in the garden quite a bit but on Wednesday we decided to have a day out to visit a garden I'd been wanting to see for ages at Morville in Shropshire - much more of this magical place in a later post. We set out in the morning heading down the A34 towards Eccleshall and taking the Newport road through Woodseaves (I always think of Kester Woodseaves hero of Mary Webb's 'Precious Bane' when we pass through this village which is quite apt as we are heading into Shropshire later) and out towards Albrighton, after the A34 these are mostly peaceful country roads and it is a familiar drive for us because every year we visit the RAF Museum at Cosford. We stopped here first for a coffee and a look around to see what was changed and what was new - I'll let Paul tell you all about it on his blog. After a good walk around we drove back into the village of Albrighton and made our way to our next port of call - David Austin Roses.
There were some gorgeous roses both in the sales area and in the gardens which are free to wander around. The rose below was growing by the entrance - it is called 'Gertrude Jekyll'.
After wandering around to the call of the peacock, the buzzing of the bees and the wonderful scents from the roses it was time to move on. We drove along country lanes through yellowing fields rippling with red poppies towards the town of Bridgnorth. I'll tell you all about this in part two of the journey.