Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chelsea Flower Show.

I visited the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday and stayed for the sell off for the first time.
The show was packed, the avenues filled with shoppers at the trade stands and queues to see some of the gardens.

We had good weather though, probably one of the best days of the week with a lot of sunshine. The cooler wet weather had preserved the gardens well though till the end of the week.

 Having been for a few years now, courtesy of Ruth, its interesting seeing the continuing trends. There is still a lot of hard landscaping with soft natural planting. Generally subtle colour schemes with a lot of white and pale flowers, grasses, iris, foxgloves, geums, peony, cornus, silver birch and aquilega.

This year though saw rowan trees, and lots of hazel and cultivated forms of cow parsley too.
I was struck by some of the delicate single roses on Peter Beales stand and this beautiful white climbing rose. they were awarded a gold medal in the show.

I loved and wanted one of the water gardens on Waterside Nursery's stand, It was interesting to see how many plants could be grown in containers of water. I shall be on the lookout for suitable containers now.

No comments:

Post a Comment