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A tour around the Malvern Show 2010 ~Part 1


By Arlene


~ We arrived at about 10am after spending the night in Worcester to find it quite chilly but lots of happy plant and garden gadget buyers were already there in force…

Love these old buildings and just look at the tiles on this pub…

and this church in the middle of town….

But enough of that where are the plants?

Nice but not growing.
but these are…

Wonderful wisteria… and below beautiful bonsai

and what about these!

Sarracenia, Nepenthes etc in full splendour with a gold medal..
and a really spectacular Allium Schubertii

bought some of these last year but nowhere near opening yet…..unfortunately but I can wait…
And on to a beautiful Echeveria and cacti

and not sure what to make of these!

I like unusual plants but these were not my cup of tea..

but these are!

this one is now mine!

I have to get out in the sun~ to be continued.!

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Thanks for showing us round the malvern flowers, nice photos.

9 May, 2010


What beautiful displays,you sound as though you had a really good time :) Many thanks for putting all these on.

9 May, 2010


Great photos, really enjoyed that! I have to say though that I loved the podophyllum but didn't care for the mixed aquilegias!! Good job we're not all the same Arlene!! Those Sarracenias always take my breath away when I see them at shows. They look spectacular en masse like that. So many beautiful Wisterias as well....wonder if I shall have any flowers this year......thanks!

9 May, 2010


What a huge variety of plants! I must admit I liked 'Spotty Dotty' but it seems quite a large plant. Particularly liked the display of hostas too. Glad you had a good time at the show, thanks for sharing.

9 May, 2010


glad you had a enjoyable day arlene, lovely colourfull pictures, would have loved to have gone there myself but to far, love the dove cotes, ;o)

9 May, 2010


Drooo.l ...Arlene....thank you so much for the pics.....I liked "Spotty Dotty"
Was interested in the wisteria in a pot....I'm trying to grow one from a cutting a friend took from hers........ its got masses of flower heads on.....but......errr......the plant is only about 8" tall.....its going to look a bit strange......

9 May, 2010


some very healthy plants there lovely to see them... particularly liked the hostas and the rock garden oh and the witeria ...etc...

9 May, 2010


to quote Lord Edmund Blackadder 'you are a despicable gloater' .
but thanks as it is the only way I'd get to see them.

9 May, 2010


Thanks Arlene, as i was not able to be there this year it brings it all back

9 May, 2010


I loved scrolling through these photos, something there for everyone I should think. Glad you had a good time.

9 May, 2010


Well - I saw a lot of the plants and stands you took photos of - there were some weird and wonderful plants, weren't there! I have to admit that I loved 'Spotty Dotty' and I was disappointed that they'd run out of stock.

I loved that Wisteria display, and gazed in awe at the Sarraceniacs, in spite of them not being at all 'my thing'.

Yesterday's weather was so damp and cold that we couldn't linger that was a shame. 'll look forward to seeing what we missed. :-))

9 May, 2010


As we could not make it, it was lovely to see your super pics Arlene, I would love Spotty Dotty in the garden but then I like big leafed plants. Great to see pics of our old stomping ground Worcester too, thanks for the tour........

9 May, 2010


I was so happy to see this blog Arlene...before I even looked I knew I was going to be thrilled, you always do such a great job of showing us...thank you, thank you!..I kept gasping and going especially loved the laburnum bonsai...just loved it...

xx ~Cat

9 May, 2010


Lovely photos Arlene, it was nice to meet up with you too, hope OH thawed out :)))

10 May, 2010


Thanks everyone~ glad you all liked the selection of pictures~
Thanks Lynn it was lovely to meet you too! I hope you got safely home without more trouble with your car!
It did gradually warm up on the Friday Spritz but I have known warmer conditions at the show~ it was better weather at Cardiff!
Thanks Caroline,nice to hear from you.
Also many thanks DD2 ~lots of nice shops and buildings in Worcester.
For some reason I preferred the Podophyllum in the second but last shot to Dotty Daisy~ I did not find the colouration appealing~as you say KarenSusan63 it is a good job we aren't all the same, how boring would that be!

10 May, 2010


yes thanks, garage was an absolute gem, they'd fixed it for me by 3pm

10 May, 2010


~pleased about that Lynn! bit of a worry for you that you could have done without...

10 May, 2010


LOL made for an interesting day though :))

10 May, 2010


Lovely photo`s Arlene,many thanks for sharing with us.......

10 May, 2010


great blog Arlene....i have just bought a sarracenia...just amazing plants...rockery pics just amazing....cactus one lovely tooo...;-)

11 May, 2010


Wonderful blog and fantastic photos,Arlene~think you might have had a drier day there than we did! Pity we missed you and Grindle! :~))

11 May, 2010


plant sale at Clyne park on sunday Arlene...

11 May, 2010


see you there Sandra~ have you any Echeveria for sale?

11 May, 2010


looking forward to it Arlene....i'll check..;-)

12 May, 2010


Great blog, Arlene. I loved to see so many different plants all so wonderfully arranged! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos of the show with those of us who were unable to go.

There were so many plants I liked there I wouldn't know where to begin!

13 May, 2010


You found some pretty unusual ones, Arlene, but I still favour the hostas. they look great in those silver containers.

13 May, 2010


Just seen these, lovely pictures, thanks for sharing them with GOY.

26 Jun, 2010


I've never visited a RHS and this has really whetted my appetite. We looked at going to the Tatton Park RHS but it seemed expensive and we didn't attend. I may have to revise my thinking on that next year!

The rock gardens and the bonsai were my favourites....that laburnum and the white tree (don't know it's name) were fabulous. I've only ever seen bonsai with green trees so I especially found those photos interesting.

Great blog, Arlene. :)

8 Sep, 2010


a white wisteria i think you mean?, was sensational!
there is the last RHS show of the year 25th and 26th of this month at Malvern~this show is well worth going to~lots of fantastic food to try as well as everything else see below!

Welcome to The Malvern Autumn Show
A Celebration of Nature’s Harvest
25th - 26th September 2010

WIN an exclusive VEG PATCH day course for two at RIVER COTTAGE

For food and gardening lovers alike, the Malvern Autumn Show brings together
everything we know and love about nature at its finest. It is time to start enjoying
the good life.
What to see at the Malvern Autumn Show

* ‘The Good Life’ Pavilion - Launched in 2009 the feature highlights everything about good living. From running a smallholding, edible gardens, horticultural advice to cookery demonstrations and celebrity talks. This is fast becoming the heart of the show.
* Food & Drink - Delicious food and drink stands offering tastings and treats.
* RHS Flower Show - Spectacular displays from the top nurseries with expert advice from the RHS.
* Harvest Pavilion - Giant veg competitions PLUS The Midland Vegetable Society Championships.
* World of Animals - Meet a selection of animals from around the world.
* Shopping - Hundreds of stands, ideal for a spot of early Christmas shopping.
* Forgotten Skills Marquee - Rural crafts including felt making, wood turning, stick making and spinning.
* Floral Art - Dramatic floral designs.

8 Sep, 2010


Lots of variety there, Arlene. We are in Merseyside so it's not very likely we'd head down to Wiltshire this year but it is nice of you to post all the details. Ta very much.

8 Sep, 2010


hi Whistonlass~ the three counties showground is just south of Worcester and not far from the M5 so is 111 miles each way for us(along the m4 to Newport and then along the A449 until it almost hits the m5) which is why we sometimes stay overnight but we have often done both ways in a day~
the spring meeting is probably the best one to to if it's your first~lots of plants!

8 Sep, 2010

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