The dangers of visiting gardens.....
Last weekend we spent a great day at Hidcote Manor enjoying many aspects of the gardens there. One criticism is that there is very little labelling of plants – the reason given is that the NT are trying to keep it pretty much as it was when they took it over (as well as several plants have not yet been identified) – so trying to identify things growing there can be difficult (especially for novice gardeners like myself).
However they have a little area in the plant centre where they have a few samples from the garden with identifiers – and here is the danger. I ended up with a list of ‘wants’ – and am now trying to source plants that dont seem to be available in normal garden centres, trying to find a place for these plants in a small garden and will no doubt spend more money than intended.
Is this normal when visiting ‘professional’ gardens ? or is it merely the enthusiasm of novice gardeners after such a visit ? or have I been bitten by the gardening bug ?
- 8 Jun, 2010
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