This morning my Mom and I decided to visit the famous Columbia Road Shops and Flower Market.
The market runs each Saturday from 8am until about 3pm.
The vendors' displays were amazing, as were the prices!
Orchids for £5, Lewisia for £2, Conifers for £1.50.
Much better than I could ever get back home.
I understand that if you arrive from 1pm on, the vendors will really deal, as they want to get rid of the merchandise rather than transport it again.
Dahlias for sale - four for £5 (about $7.60).
A store called Open House had great garden supplies. My very favorite were the Pantone pots on the top shelf on the left.
I also liked these.
The market had everything floral for sale:
Alpines, cacti, bedding plants, conifers, orchids, and citrus trees.
As the morning progressed, Columbia Street became jammed with prospective buyers and the cries of the buskers.
Garden in an urban area using public transportation has many challenges including getting the items back home. Here's a lemon tree headed to its new abode.
And yes, a new bird today.
This is a male Gray Wagtail.