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Chelsea flower show 2016

31st May 2016

Chelsea flower show 2016

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This year was no disappointment at the Chelsea flower show. With an abundance of floral ideas to meet everyone’s tastes. Every year there are more than 70 new plants introduced to Chelsea. Exhibitors in the Great Pavillon are invited to submit there new plant and then assessed by R.H.S experts. A short list is made of the top 20 and these are shown in the show. R.H.S Chelsea select one of these plants to be ‘Plant of the Year’. This year was a Yorkshire winner ‘Clematis Chiisanensis’ Amber from Taylor’s Clematis Sutton road, Sutton, Askern, Doncaster. This is a wonderful achievement, well done to them.

The poppy display had a moving effect on the people that stood a gazed. The haze of ruby reds that created a carpet of crocheted poppies, made by people all over the world. The exhibit designed and curated by Phillip Johnson (winning best in show garden 2013). Covering an area of more than 800mtr the poppies commemorate the soldiers who died during world war 1, from Australia and New Zealand.

The atmosphere is the flower show is about people’s passion for flowers, plants and outdoor living. It’s got to be said that everyone that attends Chelsea takes away a bit of it with them. Wether it be photos or a plant or two or three! The little garden accessory to be placed as a finishing touch, or just plenty of ideas to do at home. The sky’s the limit, small or big budgets…
The gardens had a trend of lots of foxgloves this year and seeping though each border was a grasses, which looked really good. Going to try this, this year as it fills in a few gaps and also keeps the weeds down too.. See how we go, will keep you posted on that one. My favourite colours were the purples lilacs and pinks all merged together in a perfect perfume.. With a hint of cream. The not to formal gardens had a relaxing theme, and really focus on outdoor living too. Please enjoy these snap shots of the day. And if you didn’t get this year there’s always next! 🌸

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Pictures from the great Pavillon, lg garden, gods own county Yorkshire garden, hasqvarna garden, artisan garden. And asdas garden bed!

Heres a special pic for Lisa!!

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