Saturday, 28 May 2011

Chelsea Flower Show

Once again time has run away with me, so before the event is completely over here are a few pics from my visit to Chelsea earlier in the week.

We had a beautifully sunny day and shared it with quite a lot of other people! Elbows were sharpened and I did manage to see most of the gardens, although not always from their best angle. There is something to be said for sitting back in the comfort of your own home watching all the tv footage, but of course there is a Chelsea buzz and we did have a lovely day.

I had to be held back from diving straight in to the Monaco Garden. I loved the use of every available space for planting, walls, roof and even in the swimming pool. The orange against the blue and silver planting was even more striking in the flesh.

I surprisingly liked the mix of colours in The Daily Telegraph Garden, I felt myself lifted to the hot and dusty ruins of a foreign country with beautiful natural planting.

I loved the romantic and relaxed planting in the Laurent Perrier Garden, soft pinks and purples with wispy grasses throughout, giving movement and yet a peaceful feel to the garden.

I felt that The Irish Sky Garden was better viewed on tv for really exploring it. Designed on a slope and with the flying pod hidden in the depths at the top, it wasn't easily viewed behind the ropes. However beautiful lush green planting with all the different textures and endless pools definitely tried to entice us in, but it was not to be. Back to the tv to enjoy this one.

Purples and burgundys featured strongly this year, with lots of alliums, salvia everywhere and endless grasses. I came away thinking I must get myself some more grasses. As well as lots more foxgloves.

Stunning Nora Barlow aquilegia, I am still waiting for mine to germinate, but fingers crossed.

So anyway just a a very small taster of what we saw at Chelsea, as always I have to dash, but head over to the hubby's blog for more descriptions and pics 
( He's very good with words and far more descriptive than me) 
Enjoy the last day of Chelsea.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Summer scents

The wedding at the weekend was an amazing scented affair. Garden roses, sweet peas with rosemary and eucalyptus (with a touch of nigella) created the most beautiful scented bouquets. The car smelt wonderful as I drove off to deliver the bouquets in the sunshine, bliss!!

Off to Chelsea tomorrow, so just a little excitable this evening!

Monday, 16 May 2011


Well we managed to pull off a brillaint surprise 30th party for my little sister! Completely clueless, she hadn't even clocked the marquee when she was driven in to the drive, it was a fantastic night.

And of course a party wouldn't be complete without some pretty flowers.

So happy birthday little sis xxx

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Pretty in pink.

 A scented summer bouquet for a customer, overflowing with beautiful delicate summer blooms.

 This weeks vase for The pub, and you guessed it, brimming with summer flowers.

And flowers for an event...all will be revealed!

Friday, 13 May 2011

Flowers for the weekend

A little taster of what will be filling this weekends arrangements.

 Astrantia, Dill and Antirrhinum

Beautiful big blousy peonies

Delicate scented Lupins

The beauty of summer blooms.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

More rain dances required!

We finally had a little rain last night, but for some reason our little corner seems to keep dodging the heavy rain that is predicted. Now ordinarily this is something we love about this little corner, but the ground is crying out for some moisture and my arms are aching from carrying watering cans (better than a gym workout!), so please, please can we have some more!!

That said, there are some beauties in the garden that are learning to fend for themselves brilliantly.

 Angelica seems to have suddenly shot up.

The stunning poppy, Patty's Plum, caught me off guard and burst in to flower yesterday, I hadn't even seen that it was showing any colour yet!

 Clematis climbing happily away.

The woods are an amazing mass of blue at the moment.

 And, because I am a florist, and this blog has been lacking on actual arrangements recently, here are this weeks flowers for the pub.
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