Sunday, 19 March 2017

Visit to Sweden and a pelargonium nursery in March

My pelargonium friend Anne invited me back to Sweden specifically to visit the Sune Trygg pelargonium nursery which was opening early in the year specifically for the pelargonium societies.   Liga was also invited, and I was so pleased to be meeting her at last after quite a few years of corresponding via Facebook and emails.   Anne met me at Arlanda Airport and we waited about an hour for Liga to arrive from Dublin.    The drive to Anne's home took a lot longer than expected - we stopped at two Garden Centres and a nursery on the way.   The nursery had a wonderful display of orchids, one of Liga's passions.

An odd looking succulent
 It was a complete surprise to wake up the next morning to find it had been snowing.  It snows so rarely here in the UK, at least in recent years, that both Liga and myself were delighted.

 After breakfast we set off in the car to visit the Sune Trygg pelargonium nursery, picking up Gunilla on the way.  The nursery was open specifically for the local pelargonium societies to buy plants.     Liga and I were like two kids in a sweet shop! 


Anne and Gunilla chatting to the owner

Part of the outside of the nursery - it was twice the size you can see in the above photo.

When we got back to Anne's, Liga and I went outside with our cameras.    It was a bit dull and the light was beginning to fade.

Anne cooked us a wonderful curry supper
 Sunday morning we all went for a walk - the sun was out and the snow was crisp.

Anne with her three dogs

Thank you Anne for a wonderful weekend.