There’s nothing quite as joyous as the RHS Spring Show in London to whet your gardening appitite. I like all their Shows, but this one is a marker that a new season of planting and growing is on the way, so it’s a bit special.
I’ll be planting the usual reliable plants that form the backbone of most gardens, but I’m also on the look-out for more unusual plants as well, and this is the perfect place to find them.
I’ve got a passion for Iris reticulata, these small early spring Iris, usually rich, purple with a touch of yellow, that are springing up everywhere right now, and lovely as they are, there are so many different ones.
Hellebores are such popular plants, do you grow them in your garden? I’ve got a few in mine ….. but I’d like more. The yellow ones don’t do it for me, I love the sultry purple and the pale, blotched ones best of all.
I was taken with the Plant Heritage display, they’re a plant conservation charity who organise National Collections of plants at risk of vanishing, as they fall out of fashion or get lost in all the new plant varieties.
The setting of the Royal Horticultural Hall is amazing, especially on such a sunny day.
Make a note about the Spring Show for next year, it’s free to RHS members, and you can see all the other RHS Shows here.
all photos: Jill Anderson.