In previous years I’ve gone up to NEC for the Primary Care Conference but this year I didn’t make it to Conference, instead I went up to NEC for the Gardening World Show yesterday. Monetarily, and professionally, Primary Care is is a better option but, once I had recovered from splashing out £21, the Gardening Show was more enjoyable. The plant displays, especially the fuschias, were spectacular and so tempting that I bought 3 hardys; Ben Jammin, Star Wars and a varigated Procumbus. I’ve always admired twisted hazel and I was lucky enough to nab a red one, apparently it’s going to have red catkins and nuts should be beautiful. Now all I need is a dry Saturday day-time to plant them and a rainy night to help them settle in. Gardening is still a restrained affair, my op site is still incredibly tender and any out of the ordinary demands on my abdominal muscles end up with me popping voltarol for the next few days but I’m confident that I should get away with planting 4 small shrubs.
Corylus (Twisted Hazel) Red Admiral