and the outside beds were bursting with blooms:
After a good wander round, and a long pause for coffee and slices of crumbly-syrupy lemon-almond-polenta cake,
we headed into the shop, where we discovered even more spectacular species:
The central urn had been planted up with strawberries,
foretelling good things to come:
And not a moment too soon, as I've had just about enough of rhubarb: bring on the berries!