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A little time travel I think - cast your mind back to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Well, I have been busy! And quite frankly (and wonderfully) there was a lot of coverage of the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the time and my few offerings were really going to be swallowed up whole and lost in the great smorgasbord of television coverage (as ever, thank you BBC2), newspaper and magazine comment and the social media melée that includes Facebook, the Tweeterverse and Instagram. 319 more words

Flower Shows

Gardening Scotland 2016

Was I the only one who was disappointed with this year’s Gardening Scotland Show? Not at all by the sounds of it.

We were so excited about going, … 214 more words

A Blooming Good Weekend...

After a long cool spring, summer actually arrived on time this year and with it came that five day hiatus at the end of May when the RHS puts on its annual showcase in London, The Chelsea Flower Show, while across the pond here in Ireland we’ve just had our Bloom Festival, celebrated each year during the June Bank Holiday weekend. 773 more words

Allotment Gardening

Chelsea Flower Show Highlights

Here’s my photo highlights of Chelsea 2016. If you have limited time and energy to see everything at Chelsea. Just follow this route to see my favourites. 480 more words

Garden Visits

 Chelsea Flower Show 2016

The words Fun and Happiness sum up Chelsea 2016- for me.

Diarmuid Gavin, as always, provides the fun. And Ann-Marie Powell has the word Happiness written in 10 different languages all through her paving. 471 more words

Garden Visits

Build-Up at RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Transport of Delights

I’ve missed doing Chelsea. We used to do large, elaborate displays for Whichford Pottery when I was the head gardener there, and although sourcing the plants for the pots and trying to have them in tip-top condition (in spite of late frosts/hail/scorching sunshine) was nerve-wracking, I loved the buzz of build-up. 335 more words


RHS Malvern Spring Show 2016

I can’t remember the last time I went to RHS Malvern Spring Festival and it wasn’t freezing cold and/or raining.  This year we were treated with a beautiful sunny day which really bought the plants to life especially in the show gardens.  600 more words