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Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:04

Morning all - and afternoon to Panda, given you have done half a day's work already

We have blue sky and sun - happy surprise given the black clouds forecast.

went "hidden garden" visiting with littlest sis yesterday - some stunning gardens .....and there was cake.  My wish list has expanded again to include clematis Broughton Bride....just gorgeous

Today I am doing a stint in the box office (for day 2 of the event).  Have a couple more gardens to visit aswell.  Think I will get my bike out for the first time this year, and rediscover my love of pedal power.

then I must do some planting ....paeony bowl of beauty, poppy pattys plum and a few jacobs ladders seem to have miraculously appeared on my doorstep ....and they didn't even have sticky labels 

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:43

Fairy - airman sculpture was made of layers of thin metal sheet, stacked up with a tiny space between each one - it made it look transparent and ghostlike.  At first we thought it was a hologram and spent a while looking to find the projector ().  We listened to the designer explain - he got his son to dress in airforce gear and they made a lifesize 3D print of him, then used that as the model.

I have never seen anything like it ...quite blew me away


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:33

Pdoc - wonderful present

I am doing the same in September, with Marchants hardy plants and a Sarah Raven open day thrown in for good measure


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:31

Have a wonderful trip Panda  Keep your eyes open for

 Yvie too - but think its these you will have to watch for


Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:26

Like the haystack idea - if it appears next year we will know for definite that the designers are stalking this thread

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:11

Ikea planting -yukk

 Monet planting


Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:03

I agree with Hosta - show gardens at Chelsea are better, but HC is a much nicer day out - far more room to move, and practically no corporate socialites braying loudly.  Mr Chicky comes with me to HC and really enjoys it ....the crowds and the folks at Chelsea would drive him wild.  I like both .....but I am happy to filter out the annoyances

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:58

Knew that tartan plaid was familiar

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:56

I love Ikea planting.  Only I call it "Monet style".  pretentious? Moi??


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:54

Morning All

Looking forward to pics of the Shedlet (small, but perfectly formed).  Glad you had a good walk yesterday Fairy the sound of cuckoos too.  We get them here (although not heard yet this year), but have never seen one.  I am sure they are beautiful in their own way. Good luck with the rellies Clari ....maybe they will bring cake.

Yesterday didn't quite work out as planned - Mr Chicky decided he needed a new lawnmower, so I went along to make sure he picked one that was a nice colour.  He can now keep the grass paths in our vegetable garden neat and tidy (the tractor is a bit unwieldy for tight corners).  He spent the rest of the afternoon playing with his new machine, so everything is looking lovely out there today, and I can get to the GH without wading through knee high (and possibly adder concealing) grass.  Sometimes I wonder whether we have a garden or a safari park.

Hidden Gardens in the village today.  Littlest sis is coming to have a nosey with me

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