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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show...9th July..09


By motinot


First time ever at this show…largest in the world…we went for half a day thinking it would be enough….We didnt see the half of it, the floral marquees were amazing, three of them, i think…Fabulous..Here are some pics of the gardens and displays…

…The ‘I PROMISE’…garden


‘A Beekeepers Garden’


The Sadolin ‘Nature to Nuture’ Garden..

‘’Deserts Delight’’ garden

The Tudor Roses were Gorgeous


Amazing Dahlias, Day lillies Cannas, Alliums etc…

Hope Begins At Home

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Wasn't it a wonderful show :D I was there for 5 hours and still missed some of it, love the pictures, had to take mine between the rain, so I missed some of them, thanks

12 Jul, 2009


I keep being drawn back to the pictures of the wild flower meadow - absolutely stunning. All you photos are lovely with some very different views to the tv coverage.

12 Jul, 2009


Just about to go there myself. It's been great looking at your photographs first. I love the wild flower meadow pic too and shall head straight for it.

12 Jul, 2009



12 Jul, 2009


It looks fab motinot I seen a bit of it on TV and was in awe - prefer it to chelsea Thanks for sharing

12 Jul, 2009


The show was wonderful Grindle..we were very lucky with the weather, didnt rain at all on Thursday..but i do regret not going for the full day.....Thanks for your comment Wagger, the wild flowers were just beautiful...Hope you had a great time Ginellie......Hi Jennyb,..I must say i've wanted to go to the Peak District..maybe next year...Im actually trying to encourage my family to come on a barge holiday with luck was a great show Angie and we travelled to it by boat...great, but i enjoyed Chelsea better, i think it was because a big crowd of us went and the tv cameras were there, Alan Titchmarsh, D. Gavin etc....plenty of 'buzz'...:>)

12 Jul, 2009


Glad you enjoyed it. Lovely photos. There are never enough hours in the day when you go somewhere like that, are there? I hope you've brought back some lovely memories.

12 Jul, 2009


Lucky you......... lovely photos..... i did see the 3 programme s on must hav ehad a great time........

12 Jul, 2009


I did have a good time and enjoyed the stay with my nephew in Twickenham we visited Richmond, Kingston and took a trip to London to see the ''mousetrap''...i loved it...:>)

12 Jul, 2009


Just looking at your photographs again to remind me of what I saw and enjoyed. I really think I preferred it to Chelsea - not quite so formal. Glad you enjoyed your stay here.

12 Jul, 2009


Was really enjoyable Ginellie...i've put some more pics from the show on my photo page, if you would like to take a look...:>)

13 Jul, 2009


Some smashing photos. I love the colourful perrenial bed !(well I think they are probably all perrenials)

15 Jul, 2009


Way too cool! What are the beautiful round purple colored flowers? I just GOTTA have one! :-)

18 Jul, 2009


Hi N2organics...the 8th photo from the bottom is Allium...Is that the flower you are talking about?.... dont know which variety, maybe some of our friends here on GOY can help???....:>)

18 Jul, 2009


I think it is Allium 'Giganteum'...:>)

18 Jul, 2009


#17 photo counting down from the top. Those purple globes are stunning!
This is the one. I just HAVE to try one!
I have a special place in my "bay window garden" that would really "pop" with a few of these! Perfect height and shape!
VERY interesting looking plant indeed.. :-)

19 Jul, 2009


Yes N2organics....Its def. Allium and im almost sure the variety is 'Giganteum'....:>)

19 Jul, 2009


It is awesome looking and I'll have to research the plant and see where I can put it..
My backyard has various "sun-lighting" and soil bed conditions and it will be interesting to see where one of those will thrive.
I have areas that are shaded, full sun, well drained, soggy, and everything in between. I've tried to create a growing environment that is very diverse as far as soil goes to experiment with plants of all kinds.. SO far, I can pretty much duplicate most growing conditions that any plant might require. It has been interesting to see how some plants react when grown in a "foreign environment", such as Hostas in dry cay soil with good drainage. They actually are doing quite well, but require a LOT of water...
Most interesting...:-)

19 Jul, 2009


really you are a superb rose specialist please advice us also.really superb.

22 Aug, 2009


I've just caught up with this and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it. I will be looking at it again as it brought back that feeling of excitement that looking at all the different gardens and new and old plants brings when you visit a show. Thankyou for the tour:-))

8 Oct, 2009


You are very welcome Bornagain....:>)

8 Oct, 2009


A great show, Motinot. Thank you for sharing them with those who didn't have the chance to see it by now.

9 Mar, 2010


Lovely to see this again, thanks for that Dawn:-))

9 Mar, 2010


You are most welcome...:>)

9 Mar, 2010


Wonderful pics........almost like being there..thanks enjoyed the visit.

11 Oct, 2010


It seems such a long time ago now Dd....It was a wonderful day out...:>)

12 Oct, 2010

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