The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 4): this one is my favorite

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The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 4)

By NEILMUIR1
June 21, 2011

This year's Chelsea was a resounding success, both for the visitors and exhibitors alike; a truly captivating array of colour and wonderful horticultural skills, in what are unfavourable economic times. All I saw were smiles and looks of disbelief, as people met old plants they knew, and new plants they had never seen before. So join me on a last trip around Chelsea, before I can put my boots away for a short time.

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Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
Jun 20, 2011 8:55 PM CST
this one is definitely my favorite one of the 4. It is such a wonderful place to see. Even if it is just in pictures. Thank you...........
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 20, 2011 11:45 PM CST
Dear Cherie, you said that about the last one! Rolling on the floor laughing That was a long and painful job, believe me. When I got back from Chelsea that night my legs hurt, I was not sure if my arms and hands hurt or had fallen off, my shoulders felt like someone had char grilled them, ouch! I went in the pub and had a few pints and a few wee drams and got home to a hot bath. Next morning i could hardly move at all, but I had to sort the pictures out, all 1280 of them. You see Cherie with all my camera gear and so many people it would have been impossible to write anything down, so everything was done from memory of which I am proud of, and gives me some hope that I am still of use for something! Many long nights on the computer and now four Articles, Thank goodness!
Well I am proud that so many people have got some joy out of it so far. If anybody else reads it that would of course make it better for the pain!
I can never satisfy everyone, but I have had no complaints yet!
Now is the daunting task of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, this is the worlds biggest and is awesome.
Wish me luck my friend.
:grouphug: Thumbs up
Neil.

Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member
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cececoogan
Jun 21, 2011 8:53 AM CST
Oh honey you didn't luck but I;ll wish you luck any way. Thinking about it there was something on every article that caught my eye big time. But Article four with the water falls and the water fountains, is most definitely my most favorite.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 21, 2011 1:25 PM CST
Dear Cherie, i wish you were there in the pub with me when I got back from Chelsea! I wanted to put my feet in the ice bucket!
New rechargeable batteries arrived today for Hampton Court and I am waiting for some new memory cards! 32 GB is not enough for Hampton Court! I used two 32 GB at Chelsea!
Looking forward to it with some trepidation!
So my dear on July 6th I am having an early night as I am off to Surrey on the 7th for a long day. YOU ARE IN CHARGE!
Doubt I will be of much use till the 8th. I realize that is a lot to ask of you as you have your own commitments, but I know you will not let me down as the cubit is busy now!
Loads of love.
Neil.
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member
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cececoogan
Jun 22, 2011 8:29 AM CST
I can only promise to try.........I don't know what is happening around here and why I have been getting so precious little time on the computer. I have way to many watched cubits I think is 1 problem. I simply can't keep up with them any more.

I got an ad in the mail yesterday from a Gardens Illustrated; claims to be Published and printed in Europe. It is supposed to be a regular fee of 83.40 which is really steep for a 12 issues per year one year only subscription,. For a month only I could get a one year subscription, 12 issues, for 45,00. Even that is is steep but, I've never heard of it before. Have you ? Seen it maybe? Is it worth looking in to? I'm thinking if its from Europe maybe you would have seen it in your stands in England, or even subscribe to it yourself.

Just wondering. The washer is beeping up a fuss, must be annoying to those trying to sleep this morning down stairs. Must go get the laundry out and hung.............
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 22, 2011 9:07 AM CST
Dear Cherie, don't touch that thing with a barge pole it is a rip off! There are many free web sites that are 1000% better than that!
You always have me to ask for help and advice if you need it!
Love.
Neil.
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
Jun 22, 2011 10:25 AM CST
Gotcha. In the trash as I type.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 22, 2011 10:38 AM CST
Good Girl!
Love.
Neil.

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