Chris and I managed a short walk and finished up at Harley Equestrian. As the name suggests it is a retail outlet for all things horsey. We do possess a clothes horse but basically we have no need for tack, neatsfoot oil, jodhpurs or any of the other curious items available. No, we were there for the rather good café.
En route I couldn't resist photographing a Lawson's Cypress Chamaecyparis lawsoniana. The prefix chamae means 'low' but in fact this genus can produce some impressive trees up to 45 metres high. The specimen I looked at was quite a modest tree, though very graceful and enhanced by the lovely claret male cones. It deserves a place in any reasonably large garden.
Lawson's Cypress, showing the male cones.
Byfield, 29 February, 2020