Some of you may have heard the name of the Chelsea Flower Show which is held annually at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in London. The show which is organised by the RHS or Royal Horticultural Society is one of the events to which many travel from all over the world.
Here up to date trends are exhibited featuring the latest and most desirable gardening products whilst creating an explosion of colour and scent. The immense pressure on the growers and exhibitors culminates in them displaying their plants and blooms at their peak. Growers appear from all parts of the United Kingdom so travel, storage conditions etc etc are crucial. The actual show lasts for 5 days every May and is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea.
Show gardens are created by leading international landscape architects and garden designers. Imagine walking through these gardens and the inspiration they can give? New varieties flowers and plants are introduced at this show such as this Clematis Fleuri by Raymond Everison from Guernsey in the Channel Islands.
A new 'chameleon' heuchera bred in France. In spring the chartreuse-green foliage is striking, but as summer fades the foliage takes on a chocolate hue before turning to frosted verdigris in winter when the veining is most prominent.
Iris Coeur D’Or is a spectacular navy blue and pure white bi-colour as seen in this photograph.
Remember the comedy show on TV called Keeping Up Appearance featuring Mrs Bouquet? Well, another prominent character known by his stage name of Onslow had this beautiful An orange-striped sweet pea, christened 'Geoff Hughes' after him.
Lupins are always associated with a true old fashioned English Cottage Garden and this specimen is very striking! Named 'Thunder', a moody purple with a yellow fleck.
A soft-pink shrub that can also be used as a climber this Wedgewood Rose is described as having an "almost gossamer-like quality with a lovely fruity fragrance on the outer petals and a clove-like scent at the centre". This rose celebrates Wedgwood's 250th birthday.
Now does this photograph of the Girl Guiding Centenary Rose remind you of an artist’s work who belongs to the BBEST team on Etsy? You know who I mean? Yes, Zudagay!!
and …… this is Zuda’s. No, it isn’t a rose but the quality is similar, don’t you think?
Well, I could go on and on but as always all good things must come to an end!
Maybe, one day you will be able to visit, if not in person, then via television or just by reading blogs like mine!