The Tale of Pink Brushes
13 May 2011 15:35:54
Sanguisorba 'Pink Brushes'
Last autumn, on a visit to Mount Venus Nursery with Fran, I was blown away by the most fabulous plant.
It was enormous, about 5ft, and fell in cascading branches, each bedecked with long, fluffy pink brushes. Hence its name, Sanguisorba 'Pink Brushes'.
I enquired about the plant but it was not yet for a sale - a new introduction that they were growing for a while to see how it faired. Try again in spring, they advised.
Well, Pink Brushes went immediately to the top of my 'list' so, you can bet, I tried again in spring. To cut a long story short, I did not get the Sanguisorba 'Pink Brushes' I had hoped for at the Birr, Rare Plant Fair. Boo hoo :(
But, while at Birr, I chanced asking at the Camolin Potting Shed about the plant. On line, I had seen it on their catalogue but also knew they were sold out but... no harm in asking while I was at their stall in Birr.
So I asked and, as good luck would have it, the Camolin Potting Shed, which is just around the corner from me, handed me my very own Sanguisorba 'Pink Brushes' when I dropped by this afternoon. But I've been told to pass on that they are not prepared to sell any more of them this year until they get their stock bulked up!
Not a bad result for Friday 13th. Now, I have just the place for this little baby...