Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:29
bumping with frozen fingers; had a glorious day in the garden until just now when, though the sun was still strong, it got mightily cold. Dashed around putting all the trays of seedlings back into the g/h and the cons.
I counted how many pots I've got to take down to Somerset and so far it is only about 70, but there are many more seedlings to be potted up and put on, hopefully, a spurt of growth before mid May. The wonderful orange Papaver seedlings that I dug up and potted about a week ago are settling in well (at least they don't need bringing in at night!)
Nutcutlet very kindly gave me some Allium Italicum the other week; I planted it on the dark side of the rockery, where only Corydalis seems to thrive and just now discovered some Solomon's Seal in there with it Thanks Nut
I remember the first time ever going to Chelsea Flower Show, on the last day when everyone is buying plants like crazy. Finally the show closed and we all shuffled veeeery slooowly towards the only exit; me carrying 2 HUGE pots of Soloman's Seal, one for my neighbour (when I still lived in London) who was a member of the RHS and advised me and taught me so much. All the gardeners shuffling along were so lovely and friendly, no one was irritable or bad tempered, and when we finally got out of the area, I'd made friends with a charming man; I guarded all his plants, he went to get his car and gave me a lift home. All along Cromwell Road, cars had small trees coming out of the sun roofs, boots tied open with rope and small forests in the back.
The memory of that day, triggered by finding that Soloman's Seal, made me focus on why I want to help those gardeners in Somerset; because I've never met a nasty gardener