Karma is being kind. Good things have been happening of late, the first being that our nice newest neighbours whos cat I looked after last week, came round with some spare complimentary tickets to the Malvern Spring Gardening Show. I had only been watching it on Gardeners world saying it looked really good this year (I last went about five years ago)but couldn't justify paying out nearly 30 quid just to get in..you want to spent at least that on all the goodies on offer!!
Needless to say I was over the moon.It's our little slice of fame in Malvern and being a gardener everyone expects me to have been and tell them all about it.
Our favourite garden at the show,lots of little rooms leading into each other,follies and gremlins! Gorgeous.
Everyone asks your opinion on plants/weeds and pest control at every opportunity too..(it must be how doctors feel at parties!)..If I had a pound for everytime I was asked how to stop cats pooing in your garden I would be a rich woman! So sometimes it's nice to switch off to it and just have a mooch at everyone else's hard work.
Well I'm sunburnt as it was a gorgeous hot day, my feet ache like crazy but it was a really nice and unexpected treat to be able to go, so I will leave you with some pretty photos....enjoy! (they should enlarge if you click on them)
This wisteria smelt divine!
loved this menacing chap in his bubbling well
We both loved this ingenius little waterfall coming down either side of the steps to the pool at the bottom.How about this for a way to recycle old bike wheels!
This was clever, but a lot of people didn't get it..one side was a police station in the 60s and the other side, one today.The 60s side had rows of bedding plants and an old Morris Minor..I heard someone say.."well that's nothing special we had our garden like that"....hmm I think that was the point lol!
and the entire crowd wanted to dip their toes in here..It was such a hot day!
Ps. I'm not sure whether it was talking about cats pooing or my use of the word 'pants' that has generated an advert on my googleAds for 'used pants' how bizarre!...do people actually buy parcels of used pants? I must have lived a sheltered life..I'm intrigued..please do let me know if you click on it as I'm not allowed to!!