I thought the newly planted bedding in and around the garden centre, plus the use of garden sculpture were a much better standard to those I've seen at others. I hope to return to show them to you once they've filled out a bit more.
A few weeks ago we went there with my niece and nephew on the way back from a day out in Midsomer Norton. They were most reluctant to go at first, but after experiencing the loos, chickens, the planted bed and the carnivorous/sensitive plant displays, their grumpiness turned into giggles. I'm hoping I've sown the seeds of a love of gardening in them :)
It seems that I'm destined for a great deal of coincidence when I visit and write about this place. As well as bumping into Carl, the day after I received an email from Dobbies' webmaster to tell me I was included in their article on favourite blogs. I'd just finished the first draft on this piece last Friday when Karen emailed me to tell me I'm now their Blog of the Week :)