The sun is shining, the sky is a pale, watery blue and it really feels like spring may be here. I am out for the day with Jennifer (we are on our way to Cafe des Fleurs in Rye), and what could be nicer than to discover another beautiful flower shop when we stop for coffee in the Hampshire town of Stockbridge.
Garden Inn was started five years ago by Jane Campsie when she decided to put into practice all she had learnt working as a stylist for life-style magazines, and she opened the doors of her own flower and gift business.
Jennifer and I have a wonderful time wandering around the shop looking at all her wares. Jane has a great website so you can also have a look on that if there is something you fancy.
It is clear that Easter is nearly here!
I am always on the look out for new vases and come away with a white vase covered in butterflies - I have forgotten to photograph this of course - so I will make sure I do for another blog. But I also love this circular glass vase which is perfect for tulips.
Jane explains that at this time of year there are lots of seasonal gifts around, but come the summer months and she will have more and more ideas for keen (and stylish) gardeners.
After a last look around Jane directs us up the street to The Greyhound pub for coffee - which is served by the fire accompanied by the chef's home made biscuits.
What more could you wish for!