It was very overcast and grey as we made our way around the lake at Trentham this morning so we decided to visit the garden centre after our walk.
I always think that garden centres and nurseries are so cheerful at this time of year.
I think it is the colourful flowers coupled with the sense of excitement at seeing all the things ready for the new season.
As well as the anticipation of planning what you can grow in your garden through the spring and summer.
There were so many lovely things offering inspiration. I'm afraid that often we just look here and buy elsewhere as a lot of their goods, although very beautiful, are quite expensive.
I've just realised that I've been blogging for six years this week, my first post was written on 14th March 2005 and I'd completely forgotten about it. Last year I had a special give-away as I'd reached 5 years and 500 posts on 14th March. This year's anniversary has passed me by but I may do something in the summer instead. One thing I did do for the first time this week was meet up with a fellow blogger. It was lovely to meet Louise from Ramblings of a Roachling who came to visit us after she'd been to an interview not far away. We chatted about many things including how we were getting on with finding the subjects for this month's Photo Scavenger Hunt. I am not doing as well this month as last but there is still a little time left to find those elusive items.