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Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:25

Try reducing the size of the photo. that usually works. 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:16

I wonder how possible it is for the camera teams to have access to the displays etc without impacting on the public's access to the show and vice versa 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:14

The RHS is a charity ... the show is one of the ways it raises its funds.

Many of the show gardens, although sponsored by big business (out of their advertising budgets), are also publicising and give benefit to various charities ... but no business could possibly spend the huge sums of money involved in sponsorship unless the company received a benefit from doing so.  

The money to pay for it all has to come from somewhere. 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 20:44

Well, money pays for the materials/products that the show uses and money pays for the 'stuff' that can be sold because it has been seen at Chelsea by people across the world ... And if there's more profit to be made from hard landscaping materials etc (and I suspect there is)  then that'll be why there seems to be such a lot of it and why it gets so much exposure.  

And without the huge amounts of money provided by sponsors, Chelsea would and could not exist. 

Of course money speaks all languages ... we're in a global economy ... money makes the world go around ... and everything has  a cost ... nothing is for free. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 19:43

Plantmaiden   My unstable knee dropped me flat onto a clump of Hesperis and I've torn ligaments in my knee, a badly sprained ankle and a snapped fifth metatarsal.   Im wearing a big protective boot at the moment and go back to the fracture clinic on Tuesday to get plastered or whatever  Flippin annoying but worse things happen at sea 

What is happening to my radishes

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 18:20

If they've been eaten, that's probably slugs or snails.

If the skin has split, that's probably down to erratic watering. 

Any ideas....

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 18:18

Erysimum 'Bowle's Mauve' .... a type of perennial wallflower. 

Identify mystery moth

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 17:38

You lucky lucky thing!  

It's an Elephant Hawk Moth 

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 16:36

Hazel    I'm not really allowed to do much until the Fracture Clinic have done whatever they're going to do on Tuesday ... but I have been out and sat in the shade on the terrace and supervised a bit of watering 

Looking after an Aruncus

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 16:31

Thanks Posy 

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