The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 2)

Posted by @NEILMUIR1 on
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!

Chelsea surprised me this year with the amount of plants and Show Gardens that had a Cottage Garden feel. In the Great Pavilion they had a wonderful Cottage Garden plants display; even a lot of the Show Gardens had Foxgloves and Verbascums in them.

Some of the pictures were taken with a wide angle lens. Please enlarge them to see them full size.

I will start with more of the plants that people go to Chelsea to see. Alstromerias at Chelsea are always stunning.

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The Diascia & Nemesia stand is also stunning! These are in fact bedding plants and have become popular in containers.

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The Rhododendrons at the show this year were quite beautiful.

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Bougainvillea on show and for sale.

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More Chrysanthemums.

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The Lily stand was superb this year. It was divided into two parts so people could see which ones liked acid, neutral or alkaline soil!

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The start of some of the Hostas; there were a lot of them this year.

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More lovely Hostas!

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A stunning stand and a Chelsea Silver-Gilt Medal.

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Two Hostas I did like a lot, 'Dream Weaver' and 'Daybreak'

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Some Rhododendrons before the start of the Cottage Gardens!

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A riot of colour!

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A stunning mix of everything.

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Even more.

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The Foxglove stand was beautiful.

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Foxgloves and Aquilegias, with Verbascums.

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The start of Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants stand.

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A wonderful display.

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Foxgloves amongst the Roses.

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More Cottage Garden plants, and a large Hosta!

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 A lovely Geranium then a fantastic border. I love the lemon Verbascum in the middle.

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A closer look at the lemon Verbascum.

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Standard Japanese maples with Foxgloves and Lupins!

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The scent of these Lavenders was overpowering.

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For you Sempervivum and other associated plant lovers, this stand was amazing.

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It won a Chelsea Gold Medal and that is easy to see why.

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This stand must have taken untold work to do.

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I cannot really describe the beauty of this, it was breathtaking.

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More for you Sempervivum fans.

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A wonderful water garden.

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I have not even done the Orchids or the insectivorous\carnivorous plants yet! There is a lot more to see from the Show Gardens to other stands in the Pavilion. So put your boots away for now, but get them ready for Part 3!

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Regards.

Neil.

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