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Chelsea...........now and then

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:23

I just posted on the other Chelsea thread, but perhaps it belongs here as you have been discussing the presentation on TV. I agree with Mrs. Garden on the page before this.

I have to admit that I always end up being rather disappointed with the TV coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. I've seen quite a few of the programmes, but I haven't seen nearly enough of the show gardens, especially the small ones and the ones that didn't win gold medals. There is an awful lot of chat and interviewing of celebrities and growers. I want to see plants, not people! People are on all the other TV programmes

I also agree with some of you here (or was it the other thread?) that some of the planting in the show gardens, although very pretty and I like it, is very samey, similar styles, colour schemes and choice of plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:14

If it stinks that bad it's probably rotting. Sown far too thickly and overwatered. Sow some more with son this weekend.

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:10

I have to admit that I always end up being rather disappointed with the TV coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. I've seen quite a few of the programmes, but I haven't seen nearly enough of the show gardens, especially the small ones and the ones that didn't win gold medals. There is an awful lot of chat and interviewing of celebrities and growers. I want to see plants, not people! People are on all the other TV programmes.

Do I need to feed Cherry tree?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:24

http://www.palmhunters.be/shops/palmhunters/681573-2.jpg

 

Is it a yellow and pink variety? Like "Napoleon"

 

Planting clematis

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:17

I prepare the ground well and never cut the stems before planting.

Sweet Williams

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:09

Try Googling Dianthus Barbatus. But they are propagated by seed as fidgetbones said.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:28

Hello janetclaire, nice to meet you.

Has poured today, cold, only 9°, ridiculous for May in the Dordogne. Roses are battered.

Have cleaned dining room. Did I say 2 sons and wives and 2 grandchildren (one is the new baby, he'll have Mummy's milk) are coming to lunch on Sunday? It's French Mother's Day.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:32

Dicentra Spectabilis has had its name changed to Lamprocapnos Spectabbilis. I prefer its old name, also Bleeding Heart and Lady in the Bath. If you pick a flower, turn it upside down and pull slightly at the sides it looks like a lady in a bath!

Happy Birthday Clari.

We've done the shopping. Raining 9°.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:25

https://www.roguevalleyroses.com/sites/roguevalleyroses.com/files/imagecache/product_full/tuscany_superb_s.jpg

 

Have found this pic of Tuscany Suberb which is a more accurate colour, feel fairly sure that's what it is.

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:17

I'd wondered about Tuscany Superb too. It's more deep crimson than purple in real life, the photo has changed the colour.

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