This was the highlight of my day on Saturday, which is saying something because I had just been to the Hardy Plant Society meeting and enjoyed the very humorous Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers http://www.cgf.net/ identifying and discussing the merits of beautiful, weird and wonderful plants and flowers with the extremely knowledgeable members of the Western Counties Group. I had to leave early at lunchtime and on my way back I passed this fabulous clump of Rudbekia laciniata in a cottage garden.
Great plant, but what a fantastic day you had. Always wanted to go to Bob Brown’s nursery, I have heard he is quite a character. Did you buy anything, I expect he brought some plants with hiim.
Bob is a real character and very naturally funny. I don’t think he means to be…he just is! He is very knowledgeable but not afraid to say he doesn’t know. The mark of a true professional.
I didn’t buy anything because I have no room left and I want to re-organise the borders before I buy anything else. Busy seed collecting at the moment… just collected hundreds of Dahlia merckii today….good for swaps.