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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 2)

By NEILMUIR1
July 19, 2011

Hampton Court Palace is in Surrey, which is to the west of London and lies on the side of the River Thames. The first Flower Show was held here in 1990 but it was not until 1993 that it became a Royal Horticultural Society Show. By concentrating on environmental issues, growing your own, and cookery, it was different from the Chelsea Flower Show. It also allowed people to test new tools and to buy plants, neither of which is allowed at the Chelsea Show until the last day. Please join me as I venture through the Surrey mud to see what I can find.

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Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
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CherieCoogan
Jul 18, 2011 7:45 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! :hurray::LOVED it absolutely loved it Neil. Wonderful photos. Can't remember which number photo it is but the plant with the red stems and blue flowers is just fantabulous. Loved it.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 18, 2011 8:07 PM CST
Dear Cherie, I am glad you enjoyed it after all the bad luck you have been through lately now something to cheer you up! The plant with the red stems and blue flowers is a Brazilian jungle plant and was not labelled.
It looks like something Ed would eat as he like chili and hot things. Rolling on the floor laughing
I do not know when Part 3 will be out or Part 4!
You just be careful as I have missed you a lot!
Group hug Lovey dubby Angel
Neil.
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Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
the faster I go the behinder I get.
Charter ATP Member The WITWIT Badge Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Ponds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Echinacea Butterflies Birds Roses Region: Wisconsin Peonies
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CherieCoogan
Jul 18, 2011 9:43 PM CST
awwwwww thanks Neil. Part 4???? boy you really did like taking photos in the rain. Hey? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 18, 2011 10:06 PM CST
Dear Cherie, I can't afford to go twice and it is a long way from me! I walked 31,2 miles in the rain that day, with some heavy camera equipment as well as food and beer supplies!
Just so you can sit drinking coffee and see it on your computer. Rolling on the floor laughing
I do it because I love plants and Love making people Happy, that is what motivates me.
Even to come home and Sarah would not let me in the house until she hosed me down with cold water as I was covered in mud! Grumbling
Never mind eh!
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Lovey dubby
Neil.
p,s do you want 4 acres of Rose Garden to look after as well!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 18, 2011 11:22 PM CST
Just look what I found, Part 2 of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. : )
What a wonderful thing to read before going to bed.
Neil I feel in love with the maple tree with red bark and chartreuse leaves. It is so beautiful. Do you know what the name is?

Thank you again for such a wonderful tour. : )
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 18, 2011 11:42 PM CST
Dear Lynn, thank you for your comments and I am sure some of you readers may like this Article?
The Acer (maple) you refer to is Acer palmatum var. dissectum: 'Garnet' but most people call it Acer palmatum 'Garnet.' Although there is a difference between a dissectum and a straight palmatum. In that one has dissected leaves and one has palm of a human hand like leaves. i.e, Five lobes.
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Neil.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 19, 2011 2:29 PM CST
Thank you so much Neil. : )
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 19, 2011 4:01 PM CST
Dear Lynn, people just think I take pictures, but I do know my plants as well!
You are doing such a wonderful job with your forum, it keeps people entranced! I love to visit it and see what is going on!
Wait till part 3 then I might get a comment on here from one of your readers.
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Neil.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 19, 2011 4:04 PM CST
We are all looking forward to it. Neil.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 19, 2011 4:13 PM CST
Dear Lynn, you must have heard of writers block, well I have photos block! Rolling on the floor laughing At 60 Pictures per Article and sometimes a few more, so far that is 120+ now with part 3 nearly finish that is 180 all from memory of the day.
Then part 4 which will be 240+ that is a lot to sort edit, remember and put on! So I am pleased when I get to part 3 as there will just be one left!
When that is finished it is time to go and get some more and start again.
Group hug Lovey dubby
Neil.

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