It was a foggy morning when Ben and Ang came to fetch me for a nursery ‘crawl’. Actually Ben drove us to Dural in the Hills District of Sydney.
First stop Hargraves Nursery which was still misty when we arrived. Soon the sun emerged and both Ang and I fell in love with the daisies and each took a pot home. Ben chose a daphne.
Next stop Camellia Grove where we goggled at the varieties but managed to resist the temptation to take one home. They were mostly advanced plants and rather expensive.
We had a lunch break at the famous Bakery at Dural where I had pie peas and mash potatoes and the boys chose the roasted vegetable pie. They did better than me.
After lunch we went to Swanes Nursery where they boast a large collection of roses. Their camellias were impressive too.
Indoors we found a sale of orchids and bromeliads.
The temperature rose to 20ºC from 9ºC this morning. It was hard to believe that we were in the middle of winter.