Post by cheerypeabrain on Jul 20, 2019 19:57:50 GMT
This is where I went today with my sister. We booked a day trip with a local coach company..really boring journey, motorways with high banks covered in bushes blocking the view. But at least somebody else was driving and worrying about parking fees. There was a long walk from the car park to the showground...but well worth it.
The weather was warm,there was a bit of rain but I wore my galoshes so my feet stayed dry. As the day progressed it cleared up...I managed to take a few photos altho obviouusly I was there with my sister and my arms became full of plants as I gave in to temptation and boght plants I have no room for. I was a bit disappointed with the Floral marquee...not much variety. The show had been running since Wednesday and had sold out of a lot of the more interesting plants...I did manage to get my hands on the perennial foxglove that I wanted (it had been shown on tv recently) but the other things on my list weren't available...no phormiums, no kirengeshoma palmata...not much in the way of succlents...didn't see any lithops at all.
Anyway...here are a few of my rubbish pics..my camera needs cleaning I think...
Highland cow garden ornaments couldnn't get any in my bag....
there was a Moorcraft stand that I absolutely loved. Too expensive for me unfortunately
pretty RHS...people were having the photo taken in front of it.
some of the show gardens...some were small flower borders, others larger...
Post by cheerypeabrain on Jul 20, 2019 20:13:52 GMT
I took a few pics in the floral marquee...just to give an you an idea of how huge it was. Very crowded...there were several people dressed up around the showground but these two were my favourite by far.
What a great day! The Moorcraft stuff is ooooooooooooooooo! I really love seeing the mini show gardens and lost my heart to the paved patio with the open shade structure.
Is that a giant snail in the 4th to the last picture?
I see no reason why a person couldn't make some of those Highland cattle, for instance a person who had a bunch of fabric scraps left over from making dolls. This could be you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STYiWIZ-2IQ
Lovely Cheery - its been years since I've been, maybe next year. I had not realised that there was a perennial foxglove - I guess it is different to the Foxglove Tree? I just discovered that existed during my visit to Ralph Court. I love Moorcroft pottery and have a few pieces some that I bought from the factory shop ( which is a joy if you have never been well worth a visit) and some inherited from my Mum who adored it. I have not seen any of there modern pieces until your photos but it is so instantly recognisable whether pieces were designed in the 1890s or today . I really like the puffin plaque in particular.
After Cheery's first sentence, I wondered what foxglove is called in French and looked it up -- digitale. Anyway, the article I read said foxgloves exist in annual and perennial variety but often the perennials give lots of blooms the second year and then die, although they tend to re-seed.