|Rosa 'Wedding Anniversary'|
We often follow the country lanes alongside the Upper River Derwent and the Heritage Trail when we drive through areas of Derbyshire. At one point the narrow road follows along wooded hills with the river valley below and the gritstone cliffs of Froggatt Edge above. There's access to the river banks on a path by a quaint little bridge before the road continues on to villages such as Calver, Eyam or the town of Bakewell.
We had lunch in Froggatt. It's an unusual name for this little hamlet and possibly means that it was originally called after a cottage there, 'Frog Cot'. We've had lunch in The Chequers Inn before and we were happy to return and enjoy a freshly cooked meal.
Whilst waiting for our food to be served I went to explore the garden behind the inn which is on two levels with a path leading into the woods. The rhododendrons were still blooming although some were just going over.
We had rather dull weather at the beginning of the week, but it has been dry and we've been busy in the garden sorting out a few more garden projects such as putting up some trellis for a climbing rose. Yesterday was particularly sunny. Our granddaughter spent the day with us relaxing in the garden and we visited the local garden centre to get the trellis and support poles. Granddaughter is now back from university for the Summer. She got her exam results earlier than she expected and they were excellent. We're pleased for her since she works hard at her studies. On Monday she has another xray on her broken wrist and she's hoping that the plaster cast will be removed.
|a local garden centre|
Wishing you all a peaceful weekend and a good week ahead,