I suppose if I ask myself why I loved Chelsea flower show so very much it is because I was inspired. Really inspired. I’ve come home tingling with excitement, with new ideas about how to design my own gardens and with a large wish list of things I want to buy and plant. It’s not just the gardens that are inspiring, but the exhibitors themselves go to a huge effort too.
One of my absolute must haves for this year is the new rose from David Austin Roses called tranquility ( it’s the white rose in the collage below) you can listen to the Audio below as I caught up with David Austin to find out a bit more about this years roses
|Th Laurent Perrier Garden, Avon Bulbs display, Clematis|
I was also really delighted to see Burgeon and Ball at the show .. the stand looked fabulous and there was so many things I wanted to get. The latest thing are some strap on knee protectors .. which I have to admit to being a bit skeptical about .. probably because I don’t think that they will stay up on my knees! But I can recommend their kneelo which I use almost daily!
I was delighted to debunk the can’t move a peony myth as I talked to a peony specialist.
I then went on the find out from Jan from Harveys Nurseries why I have killed two lots of Himalayan Blue poppies.. I don’t think I will risk a third all the same as I don’t have acidic soil !
|The Real Flower Company, Peonies, Burgeon and Ball, Tranquility from David Austin Roses, & Harveys Nursery plants for shade.|
Of course I was ever on the quest for supporting the British Flower industry so I was really pleased to see The Real Flower Company and I caught up with their beautiful posies and Rococo chocolates.
I must also thank interflora for the tickets I won for Saturdays Chelsea RHS flower show!