Last Saturday we decided to check out the Woburn Abbey Garden Show. It's been three years since we've been and being only twenty minutes drive from ours, a couple of hours spent there sounded really appealing.
We haven't exactly been attending many plant fairs recently. In fact, this the first plant fair we have been to this year (Chelsea doesn't count, they don't sell plants there). It was nice to go into one again after a seemingly long time. I actually felt out of practice and it took me a bit longer to get into the swing of things and take photos for the purpose of blogging about it.
|Brass band, nice touch!|
|Gorgeous! Liriodendron tulipfera in bloom|
|Quite nice and unique pots, seems perfect for Sempervivums, Tillandsias,...|
Anyhow, the weather played well when we got there...for around ten minutes. Afterwards, the heavens opened and weather became very English.
|A very English plant fair, plants and mud!|
|This Rubus caught our eyes, was about to buy it until we realised we have it in the garden already.|
|Exotics!! Now we're talking! Dasylirion wheeleri|
|Not bad, two for one! These are two individual palms growing on the same pot, rather than the smaller one being a sucker.|
|Was tempted by these little succulents, but was able to resist.|
We were very restraint this time and only went home with one plant. Yes, just one!
And a gorgeous one it is! Large pleated leaves with silver undersides and very spiky stems...
Rubus calophyllus from Bhutan!