Posted on: August 2nd, 2017 by admin
A recent visit to Hampton Court flower show re-kindled our enthusiasm and love for plants…. From the simple to the flamboyant, the sheer diversity on display was an assault on the senses and provoked many an ”ooooh”, I want one of those in my garden”. Some of us did, indeed, return home lugging trolleys, bags and boxes filled with a kaleidoscopic array of colour and verdant green leaves to the bemusement of the commuters returning home from their offices in the city.
Big blousy hydrangeas, arty alliums and swathes of scented herbs and roses…. something for every gardener. Unusual varieties of Calla lilies and sumptuous exotic orchids in deepest inky shades or vibrant lime. Unusual ways of growing and displaying herbs and vegetables with open bookcases filled with potted strawberries and organised tiers of vivid brassicas.
So… a few more plants to add to our growing wish list, some inspirational ideas or at the very least a glorious day out surrounded by nature’s bounty.