….. as the wonderful Sandy Denny used to sing. It’s been a very long time since the last update, and that was before the season had really got underway. So much has happened since then and we have been very busy, with a very successful show season and lots of orders coming in on the website. The best single day shows were, predictably, Bishop’s Waltham (dry this year!) and the Solent Fayre (not so dry!) but we had some great days elsewhere, and we are grateful to all those people who came and talked to us or even bought some plants.
The first show, three days over the Easter weekend, saw the demise of our long-serving gazebo due to the gusty breezes, so we treated ourselves to a lovely new sturdy (but very expensive!) model which can be glimpsed in the photo above, taken on another very breezy day at the Solent Gardeners’ Fayre in Eastleigh.
Most of the plant fairs happen in May and June. We did the Ellingham Show in mid August last year, but Rob’s determination to delay writing out a cheque for a pitch reservation as long as possible led to our missing out this year. Well, he is half Scottish ….. So just three days at the end of August at Kingston Lacy left on the calendar, although you might find us at Shootash on the odd Saturday, and Bursledon on the odd Sunday.
Rob & Joanna – July 2011