The weather has been rather warm and sunny so when I set off for Gardeners World Live I made sure I had sunscreen and my sun hat with me.'The Questions' series a couple of years ago. I really like this garden, it is beautifully planted. What is clever about the garden is that whilst it looks very ornamental, and for a moment I was thinking 'but where's the veg?', all the plants used are edible.
I admired the exotic planting in The Fontana Garden designed by Kim Parish but now it felt like it was time for me to get into the Floral Marquee.Hardys Cottage Garden Plants stand and to have a quite catch up with Rob Hardy and to make a purchase.
but I did make purchases:
and this Indigofera kirilowii from Hardys Cottage Garden Plants.
I enjoyed my visit to the show, it felt nicely spaced out and there was lots to see. There seems more outdoors these days than there is indoors, though I did have a look at the indoor stands. I managed not to buy any houseplants which felt like a test of willpower. I stood at the back of one of the talks and listend to some chap talking about this garden, I then realised 'some chap' was Monty - well it was quite a distance to the stage....
Then it was time to wend my way homewards and get my new purchases and myself watered and rested.
The show is open on Sunday 18th June - so there's still time...