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The Chelsea Flower Show 2010

By NEILMUIR1
May 31, 2010

Despite a few articles in the press before the show wondering what Chelsea will be like in the financial crisis, plus their normal doom & gloom; the horticulturalists and everybody else involved in the world's most famous flower show gave them all a quick lesson in how it can and should be done!

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Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
May 31, 2010 5:15 AM CST
Dear Neil,That is a fabulous article. You took us one a tour of Chelsea and was our tour guide as well.

Next best thing to being there is for you my dear friend to photo it and narrate for us.

Appreciate the added name to your For:

Cherie
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
May 31, 2010 5:33 AM CST
Dear Cherie. my pleasure!
Regards.
Neil.

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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
May 31, 2010 5:55 AM CST
Neil Thank you both both articles and all the pictures. It would seem that an intense visit to a small section each year is the way to go.
Name: Brenda
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bsavage
May 31, 2010 10:44 AM CST
Neil, the photos and article are just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Brenda
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
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cececoogan
May 31, 2010 10:48 AM CST
Hi Brenda!

Cherie
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
May 31, 2010 1:25 PM CST
Dear Brenda, a pleasure like anything for you!
I do hope you have have been enjoying your weekend away?
It is the Biggin Hill Air Show later on next month; this airfield was famous in the war as an RAF fighter base and it really annoyed the Germans, who bombed it and did everything to it, but it never stopped them as it was difficult hit!
So I was wondering if you could inform Tony for me the following; They RAF (Historic flight), are having a fly past over London with a Lancaster bomber, six Spitfires, four Hurricanes and for the first time ever a Mosquito. Followed by the last flying Vulcan Bomber, with Harriers and four Tornado's!
H.M. Queen is taking the salute on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, and i can assure you everyone in London and everywhere else will have their eyes looking into the sky, once the sound of the Rolls Royce Merlin Engines are heard. Don't worry Tony will know what I am talking about, and so will the whole of Kent and London, plus RAF Duxford, the most unmistakable sound in the world.
Makes the hair stand up on my neck, and a shiver run through me.
Regards.
Neil.

Name: Kathy
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boojum
May 31, 2010 3:54 PM CST
Just wonderful Neil. I will link the orchid cubit to your article! I still haven't recuperated from the lupine photo!! WOW! Thumbs up
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
May 31, 2010 5:04 PM CST
Dear Kathy, what like this!
Regards.
Neil.

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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
May 31, 2010 5:09 PM CST
Or Kathy, like this?
Regards.
Neil.

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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
May 31, 2010 5:14 PM CST
Maybe Mc Beans stand!
Regards.
Neil.

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Name: Kathy
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boojum
May 31, 2010 7:09 PM CST
Hilarious! You know me well!!!
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Ursula
May 31, 2010 7:22 PM CST
Thanks so much for postings these wonderful pictures. I have never seen a flower show quite like it. The arrangements are very different from those around here in the US.
Those Lupines? Wow!
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 31, 2010 8:08 PM CST
Wonderful Neil! Thank you so much for sharing!
Name: Brenda
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bsavage
May 31, 2010 9:58 PM CST
Neil, I have read your last post to Tony, and while my DH is reluctant to join the Wonderful World of Cubits, I have just signed him up and he will respond to that post tomorrow regarding the flyover. As soon as I read it to him, he had lots to say about the degree of difficulty, the different planes, etc. So hopefully, tomorrow he will share some thoughts with you. Thank you so much for sharing this info with him (us)... I'm sure that flyover will be a stunning sight!

Best regards from a warm and sunny Southwest Colorado,

Brenda (& Tony soon I hope!)
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
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KathleenC
May 31, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Neil, thanks very much for the beautiful photos. Wish I could be there for that fly over - gives me a chill thinking of it, too!

Cheers,

Kathleen
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Name: Jo
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sacvalley
May 31, 2010 11:30 PM CST
Oh My, where would one begin to look at such a beautiful site? Spending a day there would fill my heart with gladness for months to come.
Thank you for the bright and vivid photos, I can almost smell the lupine.
Jo
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Petalpants
Jun 1, 2010 10:35 AM CST
Hi, everyone!--- was out of town for the long weekend, and was so glad to see Cubits ON, as well as more articles this morning!... I felt like a sad cubit-refugee all weekend!
Neil, what a Beautiful Flower Show you attended, you lucky dog you! The article you wrote about it was wonderful, and the photos so bright and vivid; thanks for sharing all this with us who didn't get to go.... So, did You buy any of those plants or flowers After the show?? I definitely would have if I lived there---don't you know women are Great when there is shopping-chaos?! I can just imagine trying to carry something huge on a bus or in a little car... See? that's why you need a big van like mine! I can cram all kinds of stuff in it, Ha!
Thanks again for your show-report, Neil! I tip my hat to you.
Connie
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gardener2005
Jun 2, 2010 8:41 AM CST
Neil, Thanks for the beautiful pictures well written article. I loved this one. :)
Name: starlight1153
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starlight1153
Jun 2, 2010 2:58 PM CST
Thanks for sharing everything Neil. One day I hope to be able to go myself and see it. Think it would be one of the highlights of my life. Until I can, appreciate you bringing it to us. Group hug
Name: Rannveig
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rannveig
Jun 3, 2010 8:59 AM CST
Wonderful article and photos Neil! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I've never seen anything like it! WOW! Thumbs up

Rann

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