I hone in on this car wherever I visit the market. It’s there rain or shine.
Depending on the circumstances, the plants are either packed in the car or displayed by the road. Either way, I’d check everything out.
There is always something to see – flowering plants, herbs, orchids, fruit tree saplings, adeniums … Sometimes I even spot plants that are not offered at garden centres.
It was also here that I found the bulbine frutescens with its unusual citrusy coloured flowers.
I had never seen that beautiful plant before so, as you would have guessed, I held onto the pot before anyone else could take a fancy to it.
So this means she may only have a single pot of a particular plant. If I see anything I like, I have to grab it before it’s taken.
The lady who runs this business uses every nook and corner of her car. She even hangs plants from the boot lid and balances pots on the roof. If you need a packet of fertilizer, look in the boot.
Once I took a closer look at what seemed like a covered dish of perlite on car. “What’s she selling now?” I wondered. What I thought was planting medium turned out to be the lady’s breakfast instead.
So much for my hope of getting another new plant! But then again, maybe she will have something new tomorrow.