Post by cheerypeabrain on May 14, 2012 18:36:45 GMT
I am a keen gardener and try to attend some of the big gardening shows during the year. I went to Malvern on Saturday and had a hoot.
We arrived at 1130 am, the show is held at the 'Three Counties Show Ground' and is a vast site, it is surrounded by the Malvern Hills and is quite beautiful. There weren't the crowds that are usually there, perhaps partly because of the current state of the economy or maybe due to the dreadful weather we've been having over the past month. As it turned out it was a beautiful sunny day.
There were several show gardens, many displays by schools and colleges were rather good.
oh, CPB! You've just opened a flood of souvenirs from the 2010 edition when I volunteered on a charity stall there. We were pitched just outside the Floral Marquee and I remember taking breaks wandering into it, taking the plants in.
And I think I know the lady in pink in your OP picture!
Dans les grandes choses, les hommes se montrent comme il leur convient de se montrer; dans les petites, ils se montrent comme ils sont.
Ohhhhhhh!! Just now seeing this, & what a tremendous treat.
I just love how all the displays, even the show gardens, point the way to achieving similar effects in the home garden. And nothing looks "installed". The 4th show garden, with the hostas, the wonderful wall, the water feature, & the seating area just about put me around the bend with gibbering garden pleasure.
But it's all gorgeous, desirable, AND informative. Bet you wanted to buy the place out. So nifty to see things that sometimes only seem to exist in catalogs.
Thanks for taking us along. If your laptop starts feeling better, maybe it'll feel like coughing out some more pics, yes?