Posted: 29/05/2016 at 10:14
Morning all. Home now after spending a great deal of time in mobile car parks yesterday. Had a fabulous day on Friday visiting Beth Chatto's garden and then Flatford Mill. Photos of harden will follow but OH got quite excited about plants and combinations. A first.
Yesterday we had to go from Colchester to Dover via West Ealing because OH forgot my haul of Chelsea goodies - plant lists, catalogues, seeds, lily bulbs - when he packed the heavy metal into the car (peony supports and a crane sculpture. M25 solid in places, west and south London solid, M25 fairly solid when we joined it again and then the motorway down to Dover became a lorry park for the last 10 miles creeping along at walking pace at best.
5 and a half hours! Should take 3. Ferry delayed because of all the revolting French but apparently the NF had been in Dover all day and they'd caused disruptions. Then there was a "medical emergency" so all engines stopped while we waited for an ambulance......... No bovver at all in France and hardly any traffic. Finally home at 11:45pm having left Colchester at 8:45.
Today is grey and a bit drismal. There's a big pony games competition at the riding school and farm over teh road so the dogs are barking a lot. I have to go and buy ice cream because Possum has eaten it all and then I shall get to the lily bulbs and then all the photos from Chelsea, Hyde Hall and Beth Chatto.
WW - that carex Ice Dance makes great ground cover and will spread slowly or quickly depending on how happy it is. I have mine in dappled shade in my woodland corner and it's doing well against the nettles invading from the field behind.
Hugs to all who need them and happy gardening to those who can today.