Posted: 06/05/2013 at 19:44
Hello, we're home .
OH has just mowed the front lawn, and I've just potted up some shade-lovers donated by Nutcutlet - I've totally forgotten the names except one was a hardy geranium and one had a flower a bit like a reflexed borage, and the other was woodruff. I've also got some lovely ' very specials' including a baby 'Molly the Witch' .
Yesterday we went to a scarecrow festival in the very pretty village of Uffington, and of course there was a plant stall so I caved in and bought a Hosta variegata undulata (which I shall keep in a pot) and an Echinops Veitch's Blue for the bees.
This morning, on the way to visit Nutcutlet, we stopped off in Market Deeping at a roadside plant stall to beat all roadside plant stalls - within a few minutes the owner was showing me around her back garden, introducing me to her cats and finding special shadelovers for my garden - as the car was almost full to bursting I only bought one plant, a Lamium orvala with lovely crushed raspberry coloured flowers http://www.bluebellcottage.co.uk/plants/LAM100-Lamium-orvala but I shall be calling in again next time we visit MIL. The owner even offered to water my plants when we go away on holiday - until she discovered we live 80 miles away. She had hundreds of pots of cuttings and seedlings, some very choice plants at bargain prices - anyone in the area should visit - it's near Tescos in Market Deeping.