I’ve always been fascinated by gardening programmes. From dear old Percy Thrower to Charlie Dimmock & Alan Titchmarsh to Monty Don.
They make it sound so easy and achievable, but as anyone who gardens knows it is not!
For any one with a passing interest in gardens the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London is an event not to be missed. This year I was lucky enough to go.
|A pretty cranes-bill! |
Sorry I didn't take notes as to what each flower was, there were just too many!
|The offering by Mr D Gavin with the Korean DMZ forbidden garden in front.|
There were several glass flower sculptures and these emphasised the blue of the sky!
I just loved these crazy green chrysanthemums!
Gardening is a battle: gardener against nature. Plants want to grow and set seed and they don’t always do it in the manner that gardeners want them to. It’s a control thing and constant vigilance is necessary.
|These brass cardoons were on the Edulis nursery stand.|
Yes it was amazing and crowded and hot, but the Pimms was cool & refreshing and a kind artist gave me some sun block. Picking quieter paths through the crowd gave me an opportunity to take a few photographs of some things that took my fancy.
|These Orla Kiely hand tools were the prettiest I saw ;)|