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It is too hot to be outside at the moment so I will put up a few pictures from Gardening Scotland.
The best exhibit in the show was an alpine garden planted by Kevock Garden from Edinburgh.


Whilst a sea of Meconopsis (Blue Poppies) was probaly the most spectacular.


A feature of Gardening Scotland is the Pallet Garden competition where competitors build a minature garden in a space the size of a pellet. Entries come from gardening clubs and schools across Scotland.


Amongst the outside gardens were a river of blue pansies and a garden in a beetle!


Back inside the hall there was lots of colour including Rhododendrons and Chrysanthemum.


Thank you to the GoYers who visited the Scottish Rock Garden Club stand and introduced themslves to Carol and myself. It was great to meet you and to know that there are real people on this site.

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Lovely photos. Even on a hot day like today, they add a boost of inspiration. I don't think I could get a car in my garden though.

1 Jun, 2009

 

Great photo's, looks like you had fun! That beetle is amazing!

1 Jun, 2009

 

would of loved to been there, some year hopefully, but the flowers are georgeous

1 Jun, 2009

bjs
Bjs
 

Love the Meconopsis, if only i could grow them in drifts in my garden ( Just dreaming )
Brian

1 Jun, 2009

 

Lovely photo,s,I love those mini gardens and those poppies are fabulous........

1 Jun, 2009

 

i enjoyed this Bulbaholic. thanks for allowing us, down south to visit up north.

1 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks for that Bulbaholic, I love the garden beetle that appeals to my sense of humour, and it probaly would'nt look half as good if it was in any other car.

1 Jun, 2009

 

Gardening Scotland was great fun but it is exhausting being on a stand all weekend. We have already been told off by neighbours who came by at a time when we were off the stand looking at the rest of the show. Apologies to any GoYers who missed us.
We are now playing catch up at home and packing our bags, again, to go to Austria at the weekend for two weeks so you won't hear much from either of us for a while after Friday.

3 Jun, 2009

 

Lovely photos I love the one of the car brill idea

3 Jun, 2009

 

Oh, if only I could get meconopsis to grow like that, they're fab. I never have any luck with them at all.

3 Jun, 2009

 

Bamboo, some things just can't be grown in certain reaches of the country. On this blog site we heard just a few days ago that RBG Kew treat the Mecs as 'annuals'!
Your best bet in the south east would probably be a big, airy polytunnel, well shaded and with lots of water to keep the humidty up.

3 Jun, 2009

 

Many Thanks for this blog! It's great to see someone else's views of the show. It was also great to meet you both at the SRGC stand. Enjoy your well-earned break in Austria. :-)

4 Jun, 2009

 

What a lovely blog. I love the beetle too and the pallet gardens, what a lot can be done with a tiny space if you put your mind to it.

I know what you mean about too hot though - same here this week; I have had to stay in and clean rather than get too burnt!!

4 Jun, 2009

 

Yes, a wonderful blog... added to GoYpedia Show Gardens. Thank you :o)

5 Dec, 2009

 

Thank YOU, Terra, I am honoured.

5 Dec, 2009

 

It would great to add a some of these photos....or at least one pic... to your individual GoY photos some time, which then directs people to the blog...

Good blogs seem to "disappear" so quickly on GoY..which is a pity...

Maybe the flowery car.. ?...:o)

5 Dec, 2009

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