Hello, e-friends, home from Malvern trip... what a great show and thank you to everyone who had a hand in laying it on. If I was only allowed out once each year to see and buy plants this is where I would unhesitatingly go. This is the show for everyman. No royalty, celebs or other hangers on, just genuine gardeners.
I also went to Pershore to the Alpine Garden Society garden and HQ... signed up there and then, with the help of the Director no less. Lovely people. Alpines are my new obsession, lots to learn but lovely little gems much underated. They are inexpensive, very pretty and easy to display. What more do we gardeners want of our efforts?
When I got home I could see a real difference in the growth of everything and I was only away for 4 days!!
All in all an inspirational trip.. now down to work. If you are in the vicinity of the village of Hale, Hampshire on Sunday,10 gardens are open. Park at the village hall and you can buy tickets (£6) there or in the gardens themselves ( under 14 free). Teas in the Hall, live music too. SP6 2NE for your satnav. See you there