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Long time since I did a blog, but today I went to a Specialists Plant Fair at Braemar House near Fordingbridge in Hampshire. The wind was back with a vengeance, so it was a bit cold, but I did manage to buy a few plants. Thought you may be interested in what I bought, so here are a few pictures.
I also bought a few Begonias that were on offer at Buy Three and get three free, so bought six of those, meaning I now have 12 Begonias to plant up ! All I want now is some lovely warm weather.
As you can see, most of these are for the Alpine garden or rock


Sedum spathulifolium Purpureum


Armeria, no label for this.


Androsace sempervivoides


Thlapsi montanum


Fuchsia Pattie Sue. I thought this would make a nice standard.


Close up of the Fuchsia.


Heucherella Yellowstone Falls, a trailing variety.

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Hi Cinders ..
lots of lovely plants ..
sedum and armeria look useful for the rockery :o)

7 Apr, 2013

 

Thanks Terra, I have just added a Heuchera that didnt come out on the blog first time, so have now put it on the end, see if you like that one.

7 Apr, 2013

 

Those are lovely rewards for braving the winds.

7 Apr, 2013

 

I bought Yellowstone Falls last year ... pretty :o)

7 Apr, 2013

 

Thanks Stroller, looking forward to planting them out
I bought Redstone Falls last year, I'm thinking I will re-do my Heuchera bed this year.

7 Apr, 2013

 

all brilliant buys Cinders. I'm saving myself for Harrogate in a couple of weeks time.

that fuchsia will do well as a standard I reckon.

7 Apr, 2013

 

Yes I think it will, and will take some cuttings too. Hope you enjoy yourself at Harrogate. It goes without saying really doesnt it. Perhaps next year. I shall probably be going to Malvern next month, there is a coach party going from our village.

7 Apr, 2013

 

A really good selection Cinders, and all good size plants, have you ever divided or taking cuttings from Armeria? ours get very large and then open out and look horrid.

7 Apr, 2013

 

No I haven't had Armeria before DD, but I will remember what you say and do that later. They were all much cheaper at the Plant Fair than the Garden Centres.

7 Apr, 2013

 

Great plants Cinderella...Love the Sedum, Heucherella & Androsace...:>)

7 Apr, 2013

 

love them Cinders!!!

7 Apr, 2013

 

Thanks Moti, can't wait to get them in the garden.

Thank you Paul

7 Apr, 2013

 

:)))

7 Apr, 2013

 

A smashing choice of plants Cinders. I am having a go at training a fuchsia into a standard. Not succeeded before but nothing ventured nothing gained...as they say. I like the look of that Armeria. Pretty buds.

7 Apr, 2013

 

Plant Fairs are definitely the best way for someone starting on a new garden to begin. You can set them out, stand back and know they are in the right place.

8 Apr, 2013

 

Sorry to hear it was really too cold to be much fun Cinders, but your purchases are great. some very nice plants there! I think my plug plant begonias in the greenhouse are dead. :(

8 Apr, 2013

 

A lovely choice of plants and they all look a good size plant and very healthy, I love Androsace nice dark leaves and pretty pink flowers, you have done very well;0)

8 Apr, 2013

 

They all look really healthy specimens Cinders.....lots to look forward to there....:))

8 Apr, 2013

 

Thank you Hb. I shall be interested to see your standard Fuchsia too.

Diane they were definitely much cheaper at the Plant Fair. But my garden is not a new one, and I have to find room for most things, but the rockery is fairly new, so most of these plants will go on there.

O Karen, sorry to hear you have lost your Begonia plugs, such a shame, I suppose it is still a little early for them. Glad you like my choices of plants.

Thank you Carole, they are good size plants aren't they for the money I paid.

Thanks Janey, I am looking forward to seeing them grow.

8 Apr, 2013

 

Love your plant purchases, Cinders - especially the Sedum and the Fuchsia is beautiful - well done!

8 Apr, 2013

 

Thanks Shirley, glad you approve. Its raining here today so may have to leave the planting for a day or two. Give me more time to decide where they are going.

9 Apr, 2013

 

Rain started in the early hours of this morning here ... how I wish the sky was blue again! We did manage to cut and edge the lawns at Mums yesterday, so mission accomplished ... :o)

9 Apr, 2013

 

wonderful selections of plants there Cinders, how on earth did you get them all home,

9 Apr, 2013

 

In my friend's car.

9 Apr, 2013

 

Wonderful selection of plants there, I love plant fairs too, but preferably on a warm day with some sunshine to help things along!

10 Apr, 2013

 

Thank you Louisa. It was such a lovely day the previous day with no wind, I thought it would turn out the same on Plant Fair day. How wrong can you be. But I enjoyed it, just didnt stay as long.

10 Apr, 2013

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