…….or it seems as if it has. Every day a new parcel of goodies arrives and the anticipation while opening the boxes is just as exciting as when opening presents at Christmas when a child! It is so easy to send off orders with a lap top and card and then just sit back and wait for all those special plants, seeds and bulbs to arrive.
The first order to arrive came from Long Acre Plants, click here I ordered them at 9.30 am and this is how I found them in the porch at 4pm the same day!! Beautifully arranged standing up in their box, they must have been delivered by someone from the nursery passing here, we are not too far from the 2 major roads from Somerset where the nursery is. I have never had such prompt service from anyone before, this nursery only deals in shady and boggy plants, I use them a lot as you can imagine!
The next order to arrive 2 days later were all the seeds that I got from Plant World Seeds, click here . This is a nursery in Devon near Newton Abbot where the garden is laid out like a map of the world and each plant is growing in its correct country, it certainly brings home to you just where all our plants originate. Included in the order was a free packet of seeds, I said it was like Christmas!
Next day it was a box of goodies from Sarah Raven , click here which contained mainly allium and tulip bulbs with just a few seeds to help brighten up the garden next summer.
A box from Kevock Garden Plants was the next to arrive containing the Paeonia veitchii that I have wanted ever since I saw it at the Metis Garden in NE Canada while on holiday there a few years ago. I had quite a search before I found this nursery who sold it, click here. Also added to my order was…….
…..a free potentilla plant, another pressie!
Yesterday a big box of plants arrived from Beth Chatto, click here. I have ordered plants from Beth Chatto for years now , ever since reading her book 20 yrs ago, The Green Tapestry. Since then I have bought other books written by her, the Woodland Garden and The Damp Garden, books which I have found invaluable when planting up the garden here.
Included in the order was another freebie, another present, a book celebrating 50 yrs of the garden that Beth Chatto made. Although some of the information has been taken from her books, lots of other information is new, to me anyway!
There are now just two problems with having all these lovely plants arriving so close together, the first is that they all need planting ! Some bulbs can be put into pots until space has been made when perennials are cut back, seeds will be sown next Feb/March but spaces will have to be found for the perennials to be planted.The second is that everywhere is soaking wet at the moment as it has been pouring down all week, torrential rain today so I hope it dries up soon!