What do you take when you’re going to visit Otto Fauser – the great guru of bulbs in Australia. This is a man in a category all of his own, of vast knowledge, and even vaster generosity.
I settled on a really weird hellebore from Post Office Farm Nursery (Otto’s not only into bulbs). As I handed it over, I stammered out one of those really annoying, almost cowardly gift-disclaimers. “I thought if you don’t like it, one of your visitors will, and you can give it away”.
He assured me that he did like it. I believed him.