A large garden event is being held twice a year on the grounds of the beautiful Beervelde estate in Belgium. This estate is located at Lochristi and is a one-hour drive by car from where I live. Every autumn I go to buy plants at this event. After arrival I heard all kind of languages: French, English, Dutch and Flemish. Wow, I feel abroad!
Many specialised plant companies are present at Beervelde. They come from all over Belgium, but also from Holland and even a few from England.
Let me tell you about the things I have seen that day.
At the stand of Peter Nijssen, I bought Allium sativum ophioscorodon. It is also known as serpent garlic. At first the stem grows coiled, hence the name. A very odd one as you might imagine. Although I never use garlic, I was very pleased to buy some to see these coiling stems in my garden.
Behind the stables of the estate you will find the “Geraniums stand”. Because I am a great fan of Geraniums, they can count on my visit every year. I saw a new variety called ‘Havana Blue’. Luckily I was able to buy the last two remaining plants. That makes the plant even more desirable don’t you think?
There was also a new type of braiding garden fence on display, inspired by a willow fence. It is made of synthetic fibre. I am not that fond of synthetic materials in the garden, but this fence looks natural and I think it is a good solution if you want a fence that will last for a long period of time.
Last but not least, I was able to buy a few historic narcissuses, Narcis ‘Carnmoon’, N. ‘Santa Claus’ and N. ‘Glenside’. These narcissuses are so rare; you can’t even find a picture of them on the Internet. Next spring I will show you the pictures. You will envy me!
After I had spent all my money I went home satisfied. The boot of my car filled with new plants and lots of ideas in my head!
|Beautiful arrangement of flowers.|
|Or in purple and red.|
|Plants for sale everywhere.|
|Hard to resist this tree fern.|
|If I was little this would be my wish!|
|I liked this stand with vegetables.|
|So nicely placed together.|
|Even outside the stand it looked nice.|
|New Spring fashion.|
|I saw a few Alpaca's for sale, so cute!|
|New fence I liked. Inspired on a willow fence.|