After last years show, where I bought a fish tank, and no I didn't expect that either, I was determined to be a little bit more restrained. A morning of battling the weather and dashing around the gardens put me in the mood for spending a little cash. The intended restraint waivered slightly but in general I did pretty well.
I purchased the beautiful Lilium 'Starburst', pictured above, and I cannot wait to add it to the garden. I grow several Lilies but this one appears to have a much larger and striking flower compared to my smaller Asiatics. I also bought several Seseli libanotis, Trifolium ochroleucon and three Gooseberry bushes ('Invicta', 'Hinomaki Red' and 'Hinomaki Yellow'), which are headed for the allotment.
I had a great day at the show and you can read more about my visit on Dobbies.com blog.
Below are a few picture highlights for you delectation.
|Peony 'Bowl of Beauty'|
|'Room for Nest Eggs' by Heather Appleton|
|Beautiful Salad Leaves|
|Incredible India by Yvonne Matthews Garden Design|
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