The British certainly do take gardening to a whole new level. With a shorter growing season than Australia they pack a whole lot in with vengeance. It is always such a treat to see so many of thier lovely tender plants that I can only dream of growing in our extreme hot summers. Peonies and clematis were without doubt the belles of the ball, and given that they had such dismal cold weather that went right through spring, it's a wonder they had anything to show at all!
Practically everything was hothouse raised and many a grower grumbled over their hard won blooms, but to the many like me, that came from far and wide, it was without doubt a spectacular display at every turn.
So now I'm home, it's cold and wet, but I'm planning and dreaming of my spring display....