Just back from the Daffodil Planting Day at Sydenham Botanic Park – steady trickle of visitors who looked at and talked about the draft plan for the gardens, planted bulbs, blew bubbles, ate sausages, asked questions and generally had fun.
Bulbs were donated by a garden centre and horticulturalist Howard Martin who knew Frank Sydenham pretty well. In a nice touch, the bulbs Howard donated are descended from those that were grown by Frank on the same land.
Yesterday’s visit was to the annual BOP Orchid Show in Te Puke. As always, there were beautiful plants on display and the temptation of plenty of plants to buy.
Natalie Simmonds had taken along her Grand Champion Tillandsia tectorum from the recent NZ Bromeliad Show in Auckland and that was displayed among the broms.