• Spring’s Gone Undercover

    28th March 2013GeneralStephanie Donaldson

    apline plants on display at rhs show 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.


    bright yellow alpine plant in flower

    wotsonia in flower

    watsonia with table mountain in the background