Avondale Nursery it was quite warm and sunny. I kept looking at the sky though as it was very threatening. Avondale is about thirty minutes from home so quite a nice distance to pop out to. The Library Garden is a 'must do' part of the visit as it really does give inspiration. That is gardener-code for 'showing you plants that you might overlook in the nursery in a pot but when you see it in situ you will go back and buy it'. They can predict me that well.
Happy with my haul I continued on to Bridge Nursery. I decided to wander around the garden first and then potter around the nursery just in case there might be something I might wish to purchase (when I say just in case that is code for 'of course there will be something I will want to buy').
Then I wandered around the nursery, had a coffee and a chat with Christine, and then accidentally bought a couple of grasses.
Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Fontane'.
Very happily I got back into the car and headed for home. My journey home, however, included an unexpected mission. As I had drive to Bridge Nursery I passed a small colourful nursery boasting dahlias for sale. I decided to keep an eye out for it on the way home and stop off.
I resumed my drive home very happy.