I hope everyone had a lovely bank holiday, it sure went quickly didn’t it?! We spent ours selling at a two day garden fair in Upton Country Park near Poole and we had the best time. Luckily the weather was ok, it didn’t rain which was great and very unusual for a bank holiday weekend (not that we’re complaining!) We met so many lovely customers and it’s great being able to chat about our allotments and gardening to like minded people. We sold lots of galvanised tubs, all the watering cans are now gone, we completely sold out of fruit crates at the fair and one of our best sellers were the £2.00 garden crooks which will be added to the online shop very soon! We’ve also made a note to visit the Country Park on another day, it looks like a beautiful place for a long walk and a picnic.
Our next event will be at the Solent Gardener’s fair in Southampton on Sunday 31st of May and we are so excited. We’ll be stocking up this week so if you can, pop down and say hello!
Whilst at the fair I couldn’t resist temptation and treated myself to three new plants for my allotment, a beautiful Geum called ‘Flames of Passion’ and a little alpine which I can’t remember the name of! I also finally purchased a Sambucus Black Lace, otherwise known as elderflower. I’ve been debating about getting one for ages now and after a little chat with the seller I treated myself to the £4.50 plant, it’s going to be planted inside the chicken run (protected until it’s established!) and pruned to a specific size. It has black leaves and produces beautiful tiny pink flowers instead of the usual cream colour, I’m sure the chickens are going to love foraging for the berries as much as I’m going to enjoy watching them.