Well, I'm not sure what season this really is as it's nearly as warm as late summer and we are already at the end of October. Talk about Indian Summer - it's last way beyond the end of September. This weather is unprecedented - warm (up to 20C) and no wind or rain. The trees are the most incredible colours, the best autumn colours in many years due to this late warmth.
It was a stunning, sunny day up to 19C last week so I decided it was time for another pilgrimage to Petersham Nurseries which is one of the most inspiring places in London for me. I get trigger happy with both my iPhone camera andmy compact Panasonic camera as there are so many beautiful things to photograph. The shop displays are styled so well and the use of plants and flowers in the styling is superb.
And of course the food in the cafe is wonderful so my friend and I arrived in time for morning coffee and a huge slab of cake, browsed the gardens, glasshouses and shop for two hours and then returned to the cafe for a tray of lunch dishes to share.
I've decided to devote most of this blog post to images, a veritable optical feast. Most of the images speak for themselves. I hope you derive as much pleasure and enjoyment from the images as I did seeing everything in person. There's lots to learn about styling in the home from these images so take note!!
I'll start with a selection of photos of how they styled some of the public spaces - the cafe where you queue to get your food, the loos (!) and the glasshouses where you can take your food on trays to eat.