Monday, May 3, 2010

Sudbury's Plant Sale

Today was the annual plant sale in Sudbury.  I'd never been before, and nearly didn't go this year because of the weather, but I'm very glad I made the effort.  Friends and neighbours had often told me how good it was, but I have to admit I was half expecting a selection of bedding plants and not much else.  How very wrong I was.  There were many specialist nurseries from around this area of Suffolk and Essex with a good range of unusual plants.  I came back with these:
Thalictrum Rochebrunianum

Chiastophyllum Oppositifolium

Jovellana Violacea

Disporopsis Pernyi

 Geranium Splish Splash

The Jovellana isn't fully hardy so will have to be moved into the greenhouse over the winter.  It, and the Chiastophyllum and Thalictrum, came from Priory Plants, a nursery I first came across at the NCCPG plant heritage fair at Helmingham Hall last year (where I also bought some wonderful Cedric Morris Irises which I will share with you when they bloom). 
Now all I have to do is find the right homes for them all!


Magic Cochin said...

What treasures! I'll have to make a note to go along next year.


marigold jam said...

I love that geranium Splish Splash! The other plants look interesting too what a shame Sudbury is too far to go for plants!


Artist's Garden said...

What lovely plants you got - particularly like the Thalictrum Rochebrunianum and the Jovellana Violacea

Anonymous said...

Love that geranium!

Jo said...

You must be over the moon with your purchases, you chose well. I particularly like the Thalictrum. I love to go along to plant sales, but as you say, many of them just have bedding plants, nothing exciting or unusual, so you did well.

Cottage Garden said...

Some lovely buys there Su. I always make a point of going to the plant fair at Helmingham Hall but have never been to the one at Sudbury. I didn't know of Priory Plants either but it has now been added to the list on my side bar. Thanks!


PS We went to Blickling Hall yesterday - it was fereeezing!!!

Rumpleteazer said...

Lovely plants you have there. Lots of spring colour!

Anna said...

You have returned with some treasures there Su:)