A horticultural weekend away

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A quick post today as I am away for the weekend in Stratford upon Avon attending the annual Alpine Garden Society AGM and conference.

The theme of the conference is Reaching for the Heights and so far today we have explored the mountain heights of Turkey and also Nepal.  The Turkey talk was by the Wallis, well known for growing amazing bulbs so this talk was very appealing to me – lots of crocus and the talk on Nepal started in the lower wooded slopes so my fascination with woodland plants was satisfied. Before that the E B Anderson Memorial Lecture was on the plants of New Zealand which I enjoyed as I really don’t know much about that part of the world.

Of course there were opportunities for plant buying and me being me I bought two ferns from Keith Wiley.  I also bought some bulbs and seeds from the distribution scheme which need sowing ASAP which is exciting as I missed out last year.

So now I have to dash to dinner and the plant auction which is always a laugh and at times very competitive.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Brian Skeys says:

    You need a bigger garden, Helen!

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      I know Brian!

  2. Yvonne Ryan says:

    YOUR PLANTHOLICISM SATISFIED AGAIN!

  3. Isn’t it hard to come home from such amazing talks and not have the desire to add even more to your garden; it does sound like it was such great fun.

  4. A wonderful weekend with like-minded people – I applaud your dedication to blogging in the middle of it. I’d have probably disappeared from the airwaves for a weekend!

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      I wouldn’t have done it normally but I want to stick to the blogging every day

  5. Sounds great, enjoy. Or should I say Happy shopping!

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