There were however some spectacular shows of spring flowers in the woods:
The photos lack vibrancy because in between the showers, the day was also dull, in fact I was reluctant to take any.
Despite the weather, 10 purchases were made:
The Daphne at the back was grown from seed, and the Primula is a true Oxlip. I found a plant in a garden where I lived in 1983, and have transplanted it to wherever I've lived ever since. It isn't a cowslip, or a primrose, but I thought maybe an Oxlip which is why I bought the guaranteed Oxlip.
When I picked the flowers, I could see the difference:
The next Rare Plant Fair is on 12 April at the Old Rectory in Quenington, let's hope for less wind and rain.