Yesterday I went to my local horticultural show – the Malvern Spring Show. It couldnt be more local to me as its 5 mins drive down the road – I could walk but then I wouldnt be able to carry back all my purchases!!
I particularly enjoyed it this year as I met a few of my fellow bloggers. Firstly Anna of Greentapestry. We met up first thing in the floral marque where there are around 100 nurseries. Unlike Chelsea you can actually buy plants on the day. We had a great morning looking at the stands with both of us buying some goodies (see later post for my purchases and the plants I liked).
Then we met up with VP from VegPlotting just in time to watch JAS presenting in the theatre. He wasnt giving the talks yesterday but doing the introductions. We also said hi to Debs from Beholders Eye and admired her show border which she won a silver gilt for.
My photo doesnt do her garden justice at all. What it doesnt show is that the planting representing a dress on a manniquine. You can see much better pictures on her blog here.
We also admired Claire Potter’s showgarden – sorry I forgot to take a photo of this one so you will have to take my word for it thats it was lovely. I think VP took some photos so no doubt it will appear on her blog in the near future.
Anna left at lunchtime and so I spent the afternoon with VP and her friends and we had a great time looking at the various displays and trying to get VP to buy something. The jury was still out when I left at 4:30 but I couldnt stay any longer as my legs were killing me as I had been at the show since 9:00!!!
I had a great day and whilst in the past I have enjoyed visiting the show with my sons they wont mind me saying that I enjoyed it more this year in the company of fellow garden bloggers.