Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The Cayman Islands staged this wonderful underwater reef garden, using plants all grown in UK at Newington Nurseries and everything else was sourced within the perimeter of M25. The backdrop is a composite photograph (from 300 images) of Little Cayman's Bloody Bay Wall, which is a world famous dive site. (The photo is said to be 1.7 gigapixels - how big is that!!!)
This display in the Great Pavillion, won a Gold medal in the floral category and the "President’s Most Creative Award".
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
This unusual garden combines English irises and American pitcher plants with many other bog plants. This is not just for Chelsea as the garden is going to Suffolk after the show. How exciting that we can plant the strangely beautiful sarracenia in British gardens.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
At Chelsea Flower Show, James May made a plasticine garden, with a tree for all seasons in the centre. It was fabulous! And RHS gave him a plasticine medal. If this encourages more people into gardening, then maybe he deserves a real one too.
Friday, May 08, 2009
This is a picture of Jeanne Argent's sculpture of Alice Through the Looking Glass and it can be found in the grounds of Guildford Castle near the Chestnuts, the house that Lewis Carroll leased for his six sisters after their father died in 1868.
Through the Looking Glass was published in 1871 as a sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Through the looking glass, Alice finds a book of poetry, which includes Jabberwocky, plays chess against the Red Queen, and meets many other characters.