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The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 2)

By NEILMUIR1
June 7, 2011

I hope that just some of the sights of the Chelsea Flower Show in my last article has made you want to see what else was there. There was an awful lot to see and to capture. Chelsea is always full of surprises and this year was no exception. I have always thought of the Chelsea Flower Show to be wrongly named as it is not just about flowers and plants, but has everything, as you will see. So as I have my boots on, let us go and see what we can find!

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Name: Jon
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pajonica
Jun 6, 2011 6:24 PM CST
Dear Neil, what super photos I feel I'm right there in Chelsea enjoying it with you! Hmm, forgot the beer tent again! Rolling on the floor laughing
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 6, 2011 10:30 PM CST
Dear Jon, thank you for your kind comments!
I hope your goodself and the family are well?
Better get on with Part 3!
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
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cececoogan
Jun 6, 2011 10:52 PM CST
Loved it Neil, can't wait for #3. Best get crackin' times a-wastin..........

Loved it I really truly do.............
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 6, 2011 11:07 PM CST
Dear Cherie, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Lots of plants for you to look at in that one! I will take the hint and will get on with Part 3!
What you doing up at this time?
Group hug
Neil.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 6, 2011 11:23 PM CST
I so look forward to part 3. It is like a grand adventure.
I think I would have spent the entire day at the alpine rock garden display. Wonder how long it took them to put that together. It was amazing.
Thank you so much Neil, it was well worth the wait. : )
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
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cececoogan
Jun 6, 2011 11:31 PM CST
Ed is back to work. Third shift for another 2 maybe 3 weeks...........Its either too quiet or I hear noises. Am having a couple of glasses of wine to put me to sleep,. Wish I had some Jameisons Sad
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 6, 2011 11:33 PM CST
Dear Lyn, you have a month to build anything at Chelsea! There is still a lot more to see, including Candelabra Primroses which I like!
Hope to see you in Part 3?
Regards.
Neil.

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valleylynn
Jun 6, 2011 11:35 PM CST
You will definitely see me in Part 3 Neil. : )
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goldfinch4
Jun 7, 2011 2:55 AM CST
Lovely tour Neil! Your pictures are fantastic. The alpine garden is so pretty - what an inspiration. And I think I can actually smell the Lavenders! Smiling Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
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vic
Jun 7, 2011 3:18 AM CST
Absolutely pure bliss! Stunning, just stunning.

I'm so glad you don't ask us to pick a favorite photo as I would not be able to. They are all just beautiful.

I could even smell the fragrance of the lavender.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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Name: Rannveig
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rannveig
Jun 7, 2011 3:21 AM CST
Great article Neil - thank you Smiling The photos are amazing. The rock garden was my favorite - absolutely wonderful Smiling And I agree that lemon verbascum was fantastic! Can't wait for part 3 :)

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NEILMUIR1
Jun 7, 2011 4:04 AM CST
Dear Ladies, it has been a lot of hard work to firstly go to Chelsea and then to sort out all the photos into some sort of logic! Then to do the Articles and hoping my sorting in the photo department has worked! It is lovely though when you get so many kind and most lovely comments from people, it makes all the long nights and aching legs worthwhile!
Lynn it was a pleasure to help another cubit owner out, as I thought your members would like to see some of the plants. If there is any pictures you want just ask and I will send them to you!
Chris and Vicki, I am just glad you liked what you saw from England.
Rann, I speak to you a lot as I love your cubit. So I am glad you enjoyed yourself.
Still more to come and more work to do.
Regards to all.
Neil.
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Name: Rannveig
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rannveig
Jun 7, 2011 6:21 AM CST
Thanks Neil - we appreciate your hard work Smiling OOOOhh those troughs are nice too! Thumbs up
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goldfinch4
Jun 7, 2011 6:43 AM CST
Wow, love the troughs! Lovey dubby And I agree - thanks for all the hard work to bring this beautiful tour to us.
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taters55
Jun 7, 2011 7:55 AM CST
Thanks for posting part 2! Can't wait for the next one! I love all the colors the Bougainvillea come in, so pretty!
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valleylynn
Jun 7, 2011 8:52 AM CST
I can't find the fainting emoticon.
Neil you just keep surprising me. The above photo of the troughs is wonderful. I want to walk up to them and examine each one in detail. I will be thinking about that photo all day.
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Ridesredmule
Jun 7, 2011 9:43 AM CST
I love the Semps. and those troughs are gorgeous. Such a strange arrangement on the rocks. Always love to see what is going on at the gardens.
Thanks Neil. Do we get more pictures, is there a #3???
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 7, 2011 1:11 PM CST
Dear Charleen, yes there will be a Part 3 when people have read Part 2! Rolling on the floor laughing
We do not call them Troughs in the UK, as a lot of people above do! We call them sinks. That is because there were so many old sinks going to waste, people turned them into plant sinks as we call them!
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
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cececoogan
Jun 7, 2011 1:12 PM CST
Neil you have d-mail Big Grin Angel
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 7, 2011 1:15 PM CST
Does one mean C-Mail?
Neil.

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