wHello and welcome to the blog that shows you how to fill your roof terrace with plants and then, when it's creaking dangerously, buy some more. However, I have hit on a new formula for hiding this fact from your partner/landlord/owner of cafe downstairs upon whose roof the aforementioned collection of Fritillarias, Irises, Rhododendrons, Clematis, Pelargoniums, Lilies and many, many other amazing plants grow. In pots. Because it being basically next door's roof, there is no soil.
Today one important piece of the chocolate box that is this al fresco fresco, my experimentation with South African plants, leapt a step closer to working out. On Friday the Royal Mail "attempted" to deliver a large package from Cornwallplantaholicsltd but of course with the house being occupied and the driver having filled in the red "sorry we missed you" cards for all the bulky stuff before he'd left the depot and left them there 'cos they do weigh down a bag, I had the frustration of getting up at 6am on Saturday, Monday and today to for the 20 minute walk to the depot and the far longer wait in the icy blast outside and then inside, where they have reacted to the increase in post due to the season and the problems with the weather by reducing the number of staff by 50%, from two to one. So my parcel had gone missing, which is odd considering I bet it never left it. You can usually pick it up the next day. Mine finally popped up today. I was concerned as these are live plants we are talking about but they turned out to be stunning specimens.