Posted: 11/05/2014 at 11:51
I went to Malvern Show.
There were 2 things that caught my eye, one was that stand of geums that MD showed and am still kicking myself for not having bought that Geum 'Rogers Rebellion'. It was exceptional but I was not sure of planting conditions - hey ho.
The other was one of the outside market stands which had loads of hardy geraniums- I bought 3 different one but wished i'd had Verdun nearby to remind me of the name of that black one he talks about!
I did get a really pretty one called Purple Pillow, Anne Folkard and pilostemon (or similar).
Did get a lot more things - rusty metal obelisk (7ft high) for £12, more plants and some of those wire holders for concrete posts.
I have finally planted up my curved herbaceous bed, and left spaces for geraniums. Until the show I didn't realise that Geums came in such pretty colours, so hope to find a couple of spaces for them
Today we have rescued my lovely acer which has been blown over in the wind (in a pot)
Most things damaged in the winter storms are now re-potted and doing well, I think I will have to do the same for the Acer. Any one ever re-potted one? It's quite large! Any hints?
Good to see you are all still busy chatting