Last Wednesday I enjoyed a trip up to London, to the RHS Early Spring Plant Fair at Westminster. This is one of my favourite events on the gardening calendar – for me it heralds the start of the gardening year.
Like several others, I was a bit miffed that even as a member, I had to pay to get in this year, and an elderly lady in front of me in the queue was upset because she had only brought cash, so she had less to spend on the plants she had come to buy.
Once inside my annoyance was quickly forgotten as I looked at the beautiful displays and amazing plants in the halls.
I was particularly impressed with the snowdrop display from Harveys Garden Plants, and their bulbs prices were relatively reasonable too – needless to say, purchases were made!
Fibrex Nurseries tempted me with a pretty little ivy, Hedera helix ‘Goldfinch’; I loved The Botanic Nursery’s fabulous hellebores, and from Labels n’ Things I bought smart new green plant labels and a pack of good sized ‘s’ hooks to hang my bird feeders from. All in all, a really nice day out.