Spring’s Gone Undercover28th March 2013 • General • Stephanie Donaldson
While all remains frozen in time outdoors, the RHS Spring Show in London revealed many of the delights we have been missing. As always I was smitten by the Lilliputian perfection of the alpines that were being exhibited. What did I buy of the many delights on offer? In total defiance of the weather, I bought Watsonias – the white flowered corms that I last saw flowering in South Africa against a backdrop of Table Mountain! Well, my mimosa continues to bloom despite the biting winds and a heavy fall of snow, so I might get away with it, but I am keeping them undercover for the moment. With the Met Office forecasting another 30 days of below average temperatures ‘undercover’ is getting increasingly crowded.