ISNA Plant Sale St. Annes Park
29 March 2011 00:16:19
Wish List Plants
Its been a busy day as I think by the look of the weather I cant garentee I'd get clear weather so was mad busy trying to sort things out. Today muself and Gabriel sorted out the veg beds proper and dug up our weed infested strawberry bed which was way too small and got them ready for replanting (hopefully tomorrow morning). I also sowed my 2nd Early potatoes and sowed a load of other veg.
However on Saturday we all (less Faith) headed off to Red Stables at St Annes Park for the Irish small nurseries assoc plant sale the sun was splitting the trees in wexford so I stupidly left my jacket at home! It was freezing so it focussed the mind and meant we did'nt hang about too long as we had to get back sharpish to collect Faith who came first in the U8 SE Gymnastic tournament.
Anyway there was some great value with a local nursery doing 2L pot Herb perennial for €3 each (he's in the Farmers market every sat if your up there) and another stall Caherhurley Plants doing great sales. Some of the other stall were more expensive and I was very tempted by a Trillium but at €20 decided against it in the end I bought mostly woodland plants as a lot of those were on sale given the time of year.
Gabriel as always bought about 10 HP I had given her a list of what we already had and told her not to buy anything on the list, but she bought two things we had a lready anyway.. oh and another Potentilla she's working up to a national collecttion at this stage! My plan to try and stick to my wish list did'nt quite work out but i did'nt go mad I bought a lovely bulb scopolia carniolica, also Anemone nermosa, Mukdenia rossii, Stylophorium diphyllum and a Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' (love that name). Having though I'd done well and been quite reserved I went and bought six ferns for my new fernery all for dry shade. I wont list them here as I'm sure people are'nt that intrested in the names anyway. The will look nothing for a while especially in the large fernery I'm curently building but I'm quite pleased
We brought some beautiful French Bread and some double chocolate brownies..mmmmm I will put some pics up of a few things and ofsome of the new beds etc.