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Posted: 22/05/2014 at 06:50


Had some welcome rain overnight - and one of my favourite irises is flowering away..... so now i am smiling.  Will share it, in case it makes you smile too .... Its name is Mer de Sud

 The weeds surrounding it are to prove it is my garden, not a Chelsea pic!

cut or leave ?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 23:58

Sorry - not an expert (yet) - we have planted up a bed this year, and don't expect a crop for a few years yet.  So i have noted the FYM and BFB tips, and will be weeding again this weekend ..... thanks Fidget


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 20:18

And some more ...


 Help for Heroes - also pretty special

 The Japanese artisan garden

and finally .... reminders for my shopping list



Posted: 21/05/2014 at 20:13

I was lucky enough to go to Highgrove a couple of years ago - its wonderful.  Hope you and OH enjoy John.

ok - chelsea pics are going on here - as cheating to put them on Garden Gallery, and not really a "garden i have visited" - since we must acknowledge that Chelsea is fantasyland, not real gardens.  But so lovely to look at!  Here are my fave bits

 The potters garden

 The Telegraph - think it was my favourite

 Cleve Wests


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:01

Morning All - need more sleep.  My head is still dreaming of flowers, and instead i've got to go to work

Dove - it is true that TV gives you a better close up view of the show gardens, but TV doesn't do justice to the colours, or the light and shade, or the real "feel" of some of them.  I think it was Chris Beardshaw that said earlier in the week that the judges judge on technical excellence, whereas the public judge on whether they would like to open the curtains in the morning and find that garden there.  I think that sums it up quite well.

Note to self - i say it every year,but this time i must invest in some anchusa Lodden Royalist - what a blue


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 23:08
Loving that hat

On a train home from fab fab day at Chelsea - thanks to Fairy, whose wand worked wonders. Loved most of it especially the telegraph garden - could have stood and gazed at those blues and lime greens for ever (note from Chicky's sisters - she DID stand there 4ever), Cleve West's blues and purples, and Hope for heroes and the Potters garden which were just simply lovely. Went for a meal afterwards and had lots of laughs.

Might post some pics tomorrow - signal not good enough now.

Great to see the Bressingham gang had fun too. BTW I might be up for Barnsdale if I can sneak in a day off work.


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 06:59

Morning KEF - you squeezed in there whilst i was posting


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 06:58

Have a great day all Bressingham goers

Chelsea for me this afternoon......sooooo excited.  And if wand could be waved at SW3 from 3.30 Fairy, we will all be very grateful.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 23:32

Ooooooh lovely roses Lizzie

David - the geum you were asking after a few pages back is Mrs Bradshaw.  Ighten - love that dark aquilegia.  Lovely clematis from everyone too - they are such spectacular plants.


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 08:21
Thanks Dove - another one to practice my patience skills on

KEF - wall to wall sunshine out the window - but i am about to head underground

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