Hi Verdun - thanks for arranging the weather - it was glorious except for Monday, and then we were eating a great lunch at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen up at Watergate Bay, then met up with friends from a Foodie Forum at the Blue Bar at Portowan, so it really didn't matter about the rain that day .
We visited Coverack on the Sunday and fell in love with it (might have had something to do with the combination of sunshine, Cornish bouillabaise and Roskilly's gooseberry icecream in such an idyllic setting ), and we went back again to repeat the day on the Friday. We also went to Newlyn and St Ives to see art and eat spider crabs, and spent an afternoon soaking up the sun and atmosphere at Carn Euny.
The cottage we stayed in was really lovely, with a huge very comfortable bed and a very commodious and efficient shower. It was in a deep wooded valley and we lay in bed in the evenings listening to tawny owls calling - one evening I'm sure there were two pairs.
I was given a present by my foodie friend of a little Kaffir Lime tree, so that is safely on the kitchen windowsill - and we discovered that Burncoose Nurseries were just around the corner from the cottage, so we spent a morning there and I treated myself to ............... a hosta - Stained Glass which I plan to keep in a pot. It's a decent sized plant and occupied quite a bit of space on the back seat of the car, wedged safely with coats around it. It also enjoyed driving around the countryside with the top down
We did visit the Cross Common Nursery on The Lizard that you recommended Verdun - what a lot of lovely and unusual tempting plants crammed into a small space - OH took lots of photographs - but I kept my purse closed as plants I was tempted by were either too big/advanced to take home in the car, or they just wouldn't cope with our East Anglian climate