my talented green fringe red friend Laura Arison is showing her garden design that she did for Maggie’s Cancer Charity at the northern equivalent of chelsea flower show – at Tatton Park. so a few of us spontaneously decided to visit her – and especially as it was her birthday. typically that particular day decided to team down with rain! its not as glamorous as chelsea, but i managed to buy a few plants for my mother, surprise her with a quick visit and purchase a copper wire basket, which I am going to use as a wastepaper bin from my favourite shop Moth in didsbury. its the last day tomorrow at Tatton Park and you can probably get lots of plants cheap – i did notice that the prices were at least half the price of the ones on offer at chelsea.
elise and I ate lunch on chorlton green, which is now the hot spot for a la fresco dining. there’s an outdoor mini market on the green, selling deli food, home made chocs, olives and a few gift items. elise has lived there over 30 years and i remember there was nothing then, how areas change.