Saturday, 28 September 2013

At the Autumn Show - First Morning

Just a few from this morning (and the mist has gone)

The Showground is heaving!  I'm off-duty really, post-previews, and doing my own thing; dashed to buy pumpkin seeds from Pennard Plants in the Good Life Pavilion (an under-cover marquee filed with the edible gardens and seed/plant companies and always a magnet for me). Alongside spotted the Westons Cider vintage display (top right), enjoyed the vintage merry-go-round and the gold-medal Rockford Rock Garden (middle left). It features the urban and rural landscape of Rockford City, Illinois, USA - an irregular grid seen from the air. I'll be writing about this elsewhere. Then spent over an hour listening to an informative talk in the Harvest Pavilion on 'Amazing Edibles' - fruit, vegetables and wild plants (weeds, actually) given by member of the RHS Council, Jon Wheatley. Did you know that in 20 years we'll be eating hostas? Now to more hours of enjoyment as I quarter the show ground, in search of this and that, making a few purchases here and there. It's so beautifully warm, encouraging one to linger.

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