I went to Ashwood and….


….came home with a cyclamen, a viola and some tulip bulbs.

I was needing some floral supplies for the forthcoming autumn and winter, as well as thinking ahead to flowers for next spring.

I wanted to see some winter colour,

from the kitchen window image

and from the dining room window image

and, hopefully, some cutting material for vases.


Oh! And I nearly forgot! A garden magazine – what I went for!

6 thoughts on “I went to Ashwood and….

  1. Cathy

    I assume you live close-ish to Ashwood? We have been once but unless we are going on the way to somewhere else it is the complete opposite side of the conurbation. The viola is such a pretty little thing, isn’t it? Must think about some winter pots myself now I have moved those cornus…

    1. thelonggardenpath Post author

      Yes, we’re so lucky to be close. It’s such a good nursery. I really must visit one of the garden open days they have there. Last time I planned to it bucketed down with rain. Some pots would be good, Cathy. You could always cut a few coloured Cornus stems to add to them, if you miss seeing them too much!

  2. Chloris

    You are so lucky living near Ashwood nursery. I have never been and I have always wanted to. I organised a trip for my garden club last February and then went off to France and missed it. One of these days I will manage it I hope.
    You were very restrained in your shopping, I bet there was a lot there to tempt you.

  3. angiesgardendiaries

    I love the paleness of that Viola, it’s ever so delicate looking. It’s always good to have a trip out to a good nursery. I went out for something specific yesterday and could not find it in the 4 nurseries on my doorstep. I’m going to have to wait until next year for it now. At least you came home with something cheery, unlike me!

  4. thelonggardenpath Post author

    What a shame! I often need to do my research first, if I want something specific (and Ashwood doesn’t have it!). The viola is pretty but hasn’t lasted long cut, so maybe I will have to appreciate them outdoors.


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