by Judith Ladley
Some HPS members be may be aware that the Friday Forum Group which meets at Paxton Hall twice a month is currently holding a Zoom meeting in place of our usual entertainment, initiated by our champion blogger Mrs Linda Casper. Last week members were asked to show a small bunch (or tussie mussie) comprising 3-5 flowers. I chose the following (which is where the people enter this article).
Linaria purpurea in 3 shades: pale pink, bluey purple and an attractive cerise specimen, not often seen, originally bought from Maureen Iddon. Many of you will know Jackie, her daughter, but I wonder whether you remember Maureen – a lovely lady and a great nurserywoman.
Euphorbia stricta an attractive small growing lime green plant with red stems. This plant was a favourite of Eleanor Fisher, a very knowledgeable plant lady and a super lecturer.
Galactites tomentosa an annual thistle with variegated foliage, originally purchased on my first visit to Beth Chatto’s nursery but I rather think it came from the nursery of Mrs Desmond Underwood (an impressive name from the past).
An Ammi that self-seeded in my greenhouse.
Sadly my arrangement did not appear on the Zoom screen – I couldn’t get the camera to work!