So much has been cancelled this year and rightly so, but still it has made for a sad year for me with so much just not happening. My sadness is nothing though to the lost revenues of nurseries and other garden related businesses that rely on show sales. A lot of people have moved to online buying and that has helped save a lot of nurseries during this time, but it is not something that all have the ability to do. I do love buying online (I really do) but a day out to buy plants, meet friends and generally just spend some hours in the fresh air is a treat I cannot miss. So I was delighted when the Malvern Plant and Garden Fair was announced, not a replacement for the usual Autumn show but certainly the next best thing. I bought a ticket quickly such was my excitement.
I did make purchases (it was rude not to): Old Court Nurseries stall. One plant leads to another and ...
Whilst I was waiting to pay for these two I got distracted..... it happens..... frequently...H.W. Hyde & Son stall. I shall be planting these shortly.
After a few more turns around the showground I decided it was time to set off for home. I had a lovely day and felt that my safety was being looked after. This felt like it was a way forward for plant fairs: it was nicely paced with numbers managed and lots of space. I have to thank the organisers for such a good show.
Stay safe all and be kind.