I had a day out on Friday. I took a day off work and went to the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show in Cheshire with my mother. We had a wander around the show gardens, but to be honest, there really wasn’t much to inspire me. So many show gardens now are contemporary in their style and have a fondness for concrete and I just don’t like them. We then headed for the floral marquee. This is my favourite place at any garden show. There were so many lovely flowers. I could have spent a fortune but I was good and restricted myself to buying what I really wanted.
I have craved some alliums for years so bought some bulbs. Two different types, Purple Sensation and Christophili and some lilies. A bit later on we met up with my aunt and uncle and had lunch. By the afternoon, unfortunately, the rain came and it was torrential, thunder rain. Everyone retreated into the marquees, making them packed out. After sheltering under a canopy for a while, Mother and I decided to call it a day and made our way back to the car, getting drenched in the process! Despite the rain, it was a good day out but I can’t help but think these shows always look so much better on the television!