|Quality shopping in the Elgar Arcade|
This year there were for me some delightful new surprises – and I have to say here that this is not a round-up of what is on offer at the Show (that came in my Shopper’s Paradise post of 19th March, which from the statistics seems to have been highly popular). No, what follows is what I sought, and what I happened upon.
|A touch of nostalgia|
|Yet more nostalgia|
|A beautiful plant with an |
I’m on safer ground with my
next discussion in the Floral Marquee at Cotswold Garden Flowers. Who says you
shouldn’t grow Cow Parsley? Invasive as it self-seeds all too easily but heads
can be cut off when the seed sets. But it wasn’t the common wild variety which
was of interest but Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Raven’s Wing’ which caught my fancy,
with dark almost black leaves and more delicate creamy umbels than in the
hedgerow plant. Perfect for wilder areas of the garden.
|Local plants from the Cotswolds|
|We were all hungry in the Press Room!|
|My fabric 'fix'|
|On my wish list|
|The most amazing book|
This is my penultimate post relating to the 2013 Malvern Spring Gardening Show. A summary will be posted later today, along with news of first-time-at-the-Show events – though I always make such announcements with some trepidation as a Sunday seems to be a favourite day for Blogger program maintenance, and there is nothing anyone can do about one’s inability to work online.