Lazy Poets Thursday Poem

Twin Seat

Reminiscent of medieval windows

In repose against an ancient wall

Twinned seats in iron wrought

Languishing until the return of spring

To warm and settle the metal

Into a welcoming retreat

Until then you chill the cheeks

Of any brave or foolish souls

Who linger in the sleeping garden

Unblessed by loves gentle glow

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Knightshayes, a very English Garden

I followed last Saturday at Coleton Fishacre by spending Sunday at Knightshayes, but as I was there for a craft fair, I only had time to wander in the kitchen garden. Still, there was lots to see for October and it didn’t rain until I went back inside (after having a conversation with the geese).

Heading for the walled garden

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One of the little turret corners

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Mixed borders

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They had beans for sale but I’m not a fan of runners!

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Handsome rhubarb forcing pots

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They make a rose wine with these and the green grapes they grow

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Herbs, vines and hedges

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Looking back towards the grounds

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The stable blocks . . .

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. . . that now house the main shop, restaurant, and second hand book room. Twice a year the Mid Devon Craft Guild have a fair in the room on the left for two weeks, thats where my friend and I spent the day.

Knightshayes Court is a Victorian Country house owned by the National Trust. The house is beautifully decorated, I don’t know if I will be able to take photos, but I’ll go back  in spring to see it again as well as the main garden which has more than 1200 plant species.

After many years of visiting National Trust properties I have finally  become a member so for the next year I’ll be featuring the places I enjoy.

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