Sunday, 20 April 2014

Yesterday was a show of the Scottish Rock Garden Club at Perth. People bring plants to show from all over Scotland to these regional shows and the benches were crowned with a great many plants. A little early for any Meconopsis in flower but a great boon at these shows is they are attended by nurserymen from far afield including a wonderful stand from Aberconway nurseries in Wales. Many of these stalls did have Meconopsis plants for sale and unlike garden centres - which tend to all have the same ordinary plants there are masses of rare treasures for sale often at very modest prices. The George Forrest Medal - commemorating that wonderful plant hunter - goes to the best plant in the show and this was won by Cyril Lafong. A stunning pan of dwarf Iris suaveolens 'yellow'.