You can strike up friendships in the strangest of places. Well I can anyway. A packed polytunnel at the both marvellous and cruelly irresistible Sampford Shrubs, was one such place. The person in question, who I befriended, or perhaps befriended me, was a visitor from Cornwall. I was on my way to Somerset. On reflection making a friend surrounding by plants is not strange at all. For me anyway. We met, we bonded over row upon row of salvias, dahlias and other delectables, and we went our separate ways. After a few years of house moves and life changes we met once more today, reunited by the would-be demon “social media”. And where better to have this reconnection than Marwood Hill Gardens?
This Meconopsis napaulensis was for me one of the outstanding plants of our visit, although there were many to coo over. A fabulous day.