To be fair to my dear friends Beth and Gemma they did announce their ceremony long before I'd even heard of this garden... but still I winced as I booked my tickets back to the UK - even just five April days away from our menagerie of tender young plants is a big deal.
|The infamous Pelargonium x ardens (in big terracotta pots |
with Aeonium 'Zwartkop') just beginning to flower.
Luckily everything survived: - rare Canary Island echiums, tiny bottlebrushes and even the fabulously delicate Pelargonium x ardens whose deathwish I wrote about just a couple of weeks ago - they all sailed through under the watchful eye of C.
....Apart from that is a tray of the commonest, easiest plants imagineable. African marigolds ('Simba') - which were to be a companion plant for the tomatoes. I didn't get time to pot them on from their tiny modules and now they have, just like Monty Python's famous parrot, "ceased to be"!
A salutory lesson that one shouldn't neglect potting things on...
Lots of leaves, not much compost + one hot windy day =