The garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey
is one of my favourite places. To be more specific, the vegetable garden is the place where I feel most at home.
Lovely straight rows of veggies, lots to look at and compare with my own.
I do envy their lovely sandy soil here in Surrey, but we have to make do with what we have on our own patch and then find things that like it. Matron's allotment is on lumpy London clay.
Always pleasing to see that even the best plots suffer with pests having a nibble on their brassicas. I suspect this was a rabbit!
Oh, but the highlight of the trip today was to see the amazing selection of vegetable plants in the garden centre shop. I don't think I have ever seen such a fantastic selection for the veggie grower. I couldn't resist buying just a few more plants for my patch.
Most of all I couldn't resist buying this... Japanese Wasabi.
Might be a bit tricky finding the right conditions for it. I understand that it is now grown here in Hampshire on gravelly watercress bed. Apparently it likes shady damp, moist conditions with lots of fresh running water. I will have to think about providing ideal growing conditions
. I will have to think of some damp, gravelly environment to keep it happy. Has anyone tried this yet?