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Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:34

Well done to all the blue poppy people

And great news that ma Lesley is making a good recovery - hope she will be fighting fit again soon

Did my stint at the Hidden gardens ticket place - about 300 people came today alone - and there will have been more yesterday coz the tickets were valid for both days.  Did a bit of garden visiting too - geum tequila sunrise really caught my eye.  Wish list is growing again.

Came home and did my planting, and now collapsing.  Took the bike, and there is a very big hill between us and the village, which demonstrated just how unfit I have become  Springwatch soon, whilst folding all the washing.  How can two teenage girls generate so much laundry


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:08

Gosh Lizzie - I am weeks away from Sweetpea flowers ...were yours autumn sown ??


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

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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Tree id

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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