As I've mentioned in a previous post, Gardeners' World Live doesn't have the charm of some other garden shows, but what a shopping opportunity! Lots of useful tools, lots of tat, and lots and lots of plants.
Sanguisorba obtusa 'Alba'
I went a bit crazy for species pelargoniums, including...
Pelargonium 'Renate Parsley'
Polygonatum curvistylum, which I'm hoping to hide from the hoardes of Solomon's Seal sawfly which are currently devastating my Polygonatum x hybridum. I spent half an hour picking the little blighters off them this morning. The birds don't seem keen on eating the ones I left on the bird table.
Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'
The Sanguisorba have now got a home in part of the front garden which had a major tidy up and replant this morning - hoards of self sown Love-in-a-Mist were ruthlessly removed, some rather 'anaerobic' (i.e. pongy) homemade compost added and I even 'tickled' the soil after, to remove footprints - thanks, Toby! Normally, SomeBeans complains that I leave planted areas like the Somme. If I keep this up, I'll have to rename the blog to The Almost Tidy Gardener.