Yesterday I had an afternoon out with a friend. We went to Bradley Gardens and had lunch in their wonderful cafe, which is in the gorgeous setting of the converted glass-houses ..
Fortified by Tomato and Red Lentil soup, followed by Victoria Sandwich Cake (!) we had a good look round the gardens.
After doing a lot of reading about fruit growing lately I had a mental shopping list and was thrilled to discover a number of fruit trees I was interested in....it was a hard choice but I purchased a Pear called Beth and a purple grape to go in the polytunnel. Both are being delivered later in the week!! Although at first they seem a bit pricier than those online, in fact they are much bigger plants ready to bear fruit.
That decision made we headed off to Tom and Joe's Nursery over the river, and again found an interesting selection of fruit. A Japanese Wineberry was high on my list of things I wanted to try out, and so I had to grab one of those.
I managed to resist Peach trees (for now), but succumbed to a pot of Ruby Chard as I only have plain Chard in the garden. Once I got the Chard home I was able to divide into 5 plants and pot on. So that has to be a bargain for £1.25.