There were of course lots of things to buy...I had my annual thoughts of 'oooh, perhaps this is the year that I start my Arisaema collection' however in a moment of sensible clarity I realised how a) I couldn't remember which species I had actually already bought and b) perhaps I should try and perfect the growing of the ones I have already before killing new ones. This clarity was not shared by my companion whose new tact was to simply buy all the most expensive things on offer...
I am however more drawn to start a polypody collection...these ferns are very reliable, cope well with drought (you commonly see them growing in walls) and also appeal to my botanical urges as there is often a lot of Latin going on
The sharpest elbows at the event were all around the potatoes as there were lots of opportunities to buy your stock for the year.
Why am I always drawn to the snowdrops that cost £20 a bulb???
I do like a nice neat line of Hepaticas
mmm nice big fuzzy tropical leaves
Yeee Ha! it was potato skittles rather than a barn dance, but who knows what happens after closing?