Tuesday, April 03, 2007
I was in plant heaven today at the garden centre in Shelley. Hundreds of gorgeous plants for spring gardens.I will have to visit in all four seasons.
They do gardening stuff for children, classes on planting baskets and containers.
They have been a family run business since 1872 i think. Seed merchants, now members of the british orginisation for accredited garden centres.
It has a cafe, homeware, garden tools, rabbits, pet supples, and numerous other things related to gardening, veg growing, bulbs, etc.
The carpark was the fullest i have ever seen for a nursery, the views are spectacular. The surrounding countryside had loads of spring daffodils on grass verges by stonewalls, and cows.
I bought an Aqualegia, called Purple Empereor with purple/blue flowers like eagle talons.The leaves are describes as burnished gold.I will photograph them tomorrow!
The other plant is a bulb in a pot of soil. Hardy Asiatic lilly because the colour looked lovely.It was also in a pink pot.
I have showed the labels because the pots are not photogenic yet.I have more seeds to sow tomorrow.I need some shelving for more seed trays to grow by the windows where the light is.
No allotment news yet :(
The orchids look to be developing slowly with green tips being unwrapped like pass the parcel.A bark layer, a lighter layer, a dark green layer, and finally I think some coiled leaves although only the tips are showing.
There were orchids today at the garden centre for £11.They were like the ones in the hospital but different flower patterns.
They are sold already in flower, and had a photocopied sheet.
Trey, from the Golden Gecko nursery I hope you read the last post because i thought of you as i walked around.