Ohhhh, Cheery ~~ I would give my eye teeth to have been there! Totally, completely wonderful, with so many things I've never seen before. That green-edged crysanthemum, the Haru-no-utena Camellia, the spiral-effect Rex Begonia, the tall (monstrosa Euphorbia?) albino succulent .... and on and on. (ahem - Mick is not the only cactus lover!)
The bonsai are the very definition of beauty. I love that very woodlandy display, the one with the driftwood in the middle.
What particularly appeals are the ideas that could be incorporated into almost any space, from tiny condominium patios to nooks in oversized lots. I dearly love the rustic bench resting on the three big concrete balls.
Thanks so much for showing this. (is there more? )
I just now finally made it to this lovely report. I really like to see lots of similar plants in comparison to each other (chrysanthemums, daffodils, bonsais) because it's always interesting to see what each person prefers -- whether it is the colour, the shape of the flower, the intricacy.
That flowering bonsai strikes me as rather whorish, blooming like that. I always thought that bonsais were supposed to retain their dignity and not enter into such extravagant displays!
Meanwhile, I was imagining the nasty remarks that the gardeners must make about each other's work. "I see Molly did her flowering wheelbarrow again; that hasn't been original since 1953." or "Did you see John trying to pass off weeds as garden plants?" Some of them probably ominously sharpen their trowel as the others walk past.
I cant thank you enough for giving us a tour around the RHS Show in Cardiff ! I ever so relunctantly threw my invitation into the bin as there was no chance I could go....now I did, thanks to you ;D
I thought the opposite to Kerouac - I have never seen blooms on a bonsai and was quite taken with the little trees! They all looked equisite. Hope Mick liked the cactus section - I thought it well presented even though there weren't many blooms.