On Friday we went to the Autumn festival at RHS Wisley. It wasn't as good as I expected it to be, but it was a lovely sunny day and the grounds at Wisley were showing all the beautiful autumnal colours, and also signs of the severe frosts we had recently, lots of plants were blackened by the frost just as mine were at home in the garden, especially my dahlias which have now all been lifted and drying off to store over winter.
It was heaven there for 'Foodies' as most of the stalls were food. There was cheeses, pickles, jams, wine, cordials, oils, and lot's more, all delicious (well I had to have a free taster !!) and not the usual supermarket buys. I'm not sure I would go again, but as we were passing to go to my son's anyway we thought we would go and see what the festival was like.
We visit Wisley often as I am a member of the RHS and I do love it there. The shop and garden centre are both so good with lots of wonderful gift ideas at this time of year. The restaurants ( there are a couple of them) are also very good value and the portions are very generous.
|There were lots of apples|
|Stripey English Apples, I have never seen these before !!|
|Fabulous Pumpkins, some I've never seen before and now want to grow next year|
|Chillies and Onions|
|Lovely Pink berries|
|Globe artichokes, these are on my 'must grow next year' list.|
|Some advice from RHS on how to grow artichokes|