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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 (Part 3)

By NEILMUIR1
September 11, 2012

The Floral Marquee at Hampton Court is vast and very crowded. There are plants on display that have already been judged for medals, as well as plants for sale from the nurseries. The whole showground set in such an astonishing place is a spectacle not to be missed by anyone.

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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Sep 10, 2012 6:23 PM CST
Love all the flowers and fruit combinations.

I have now been through 3 times and each time find something new.

The "sinks" were wonderful!!! Love Brown Owl. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Thank you I tip my hat to you. thank you I tip my hat to you. thank you I tip my hat to you. for sharing the beauty of a British Summer.

Oh how I wish I could have been there to see it all with you, I would have helped carry the paraphernalia need to get those wonderful pics.

But then who would carry all the "buys" I would just have to have. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing



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NEILMUIR1
Sep 10, 2012 6:30 PM CST
Dear Marilyn, would you have stopped for a cold drink in the heat? Rolling on the floor laughing
Glad you liked it. Seems like a lot of work for three Articles, but I did get a few photos on at least! Rolling on the floor laughing
Thanks for your support!
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CDsSister
Sep 10, 2012 6:48 PM CST

Lemon squash?

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NEILMUIR1
Sep 10, 2012 7:13 PM CST
Dear Marilyn, you would be the only one drinking a non alcoholic drink if they did lemon squash there which I doubt! More like Pimms or Gin & Tonic!
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CDsSister
Sep 10, 2012 7:26 PM CST
I drank tea in the pubs all throughout an Irish Pub Tour about 20 some years ago.

They were gracious about it and I saw some lovely tea china. Whistling

Had a bit of Bailey's with coffee in England. nodding nodding

Don't have a head for the strong stuff. I either giggle or cry.



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valleylynn
Sep 10, 2012 7:47 PM CST
What is lemon squash? That sound positive yummy.

Well Neil, you did it again. What a treat to travel through this tour.
I particularly love the Sedum suaveolens, what a wonderful sedum. I had not seen that one before.
I loved all the photos, but my favorites were the succulents and alpine plant. They intrigue me.

Thank you so much Neil for all your hard work, if I ever get to England I would love to go have a lemon squash with you. You can have the pint, I also don't do well with the strong stuff. Rolling on the floor laughing
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 11, 2012 12:54 AM CST
Dear Lynn, I knew you would like the succulents and Alpines! A lot of people liked them in part 1, yet seemed to miss Part 2 for some reason, maybe they don't like Topiary!
Oh well at least I got them all finished and you had a look at them all. Thanks for that. 6000 + words and nearly 300 pictures, plus a lot of walking.
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p.s. I try to get as many varied as I can of things, as then they are linked to relevant forums. I will take you up on the offer for a pint. Rolling on the floor laughing

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Sep 11, 2012 1:42 AM CST

Plants Admin

These photographs are extraordinary! I hope everyone's enlarging them to see all of the detail.
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 11, 2012 1:48 AM CST
Dear Zuzu, I doubt that they would enlarge them unless it is something they are interested in. Mind you for all the hard work it seems not many people even look at it.
Never mind it gets other forums noticed, and some people are happy. 6000+ words and nearly 300 photos in three Articles is a lot to look at, anyway.
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vic
Sep 11, 2012 3:45 AM CST
Another stunning and beautiful walk with you Neil - thank you so much!

I loved the lilies most I think but this is like the 3rd time in as many days that I've seen gloriosa's and now I wonder if maybe I should try growing them Green Grin!

I love the way you opened with the bright and colorful lupins and ended with the quiet and beautiful swans. Lovey dubby

It's always a treat to view all your photo's Neil and I hope you know how much we appreciate them.

Thank You! Hurray! Thumbs up
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 11, 2012 4:11 AM CST
Dear Vicki, I was waiting for someone to say something about the swans in a negative way and nobody has yet! Gardens are about nature and wildlife as well, or at least I believe they should be. Strangely enough before I could get the picture of the swans I had to go to the aid of a lady tourist who tried to coax one of the cygnets into the bank! Anyone who knows swans will tell you that is not a wise thing to do as the Penn or female can get a little upset with that, as like any mother thinking of danger to their young. Luckily I worked for the wildfowl trust and can handle swans no problem, but I managed to get the lady out of the way, and she luckily got away with it! But was sternly told off by one of the River Wardens, and after a quick lesson from him she came and thanked me. That is why the swans were swimming away from me and not face on!
So glad there were bits for you to enjoy!
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vic
Sep 11, 2012 4:51 AM CST
I know very well to stay away from swans - Ack!

Those candle holders are beautiful and it looks like the glass is beveled?

Bits for me to enjoy? Hah! - I enjoy each and every photo and the story that goes with it Hurray! Thumbs up
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 11, 2012 5:00 AM CST
Dear Vicki, I wish that lady tourist knew not to go near swans with young as she did not realize how close she got to getting hurt! Surely when the female starts to hoss and comes near you that is a warning to most people, but she would have none of it and still tried to coax the cygnet.
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taters55
Sep 11, 2012 7:32 AM CST
I opened everyone one of the pictures! They are wonderful! And those lupines are huge! Or are they on a table?
Great job Neil! I hope to someday be there to see one of these shows myself, and of course have a cold one with you!
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 11, 2012 7:36 AM CST
Dear Linda, it would be a privilege to escort you around the show and the areas where cold drinks are available. I think you might enjoy it.
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valleylynn
Sep 11, 2012 12:04 PM CST
Hurray! And even more photos you give us here in the thread.
I opened all the photos, best way to see all the details of your wonderful photos.

I some how missed telling you how much I loved the way you ended the article with such a peaceful photo. It truly made me feel like I was observing then ending to a most excellent day. It gave me such a feeling of peace and contentment.

And here you give us more photos in this thread. Hurray!
I am in love with that fire bowl. Lovey dubby
And the garden lanterns are beautiful.
You just keep on giving Neil. Group hug
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 11, 2012 12:25 PM CST
Dear Lynn, it would not have been peaceful if I had not got that silly lady tourist away from luring a cygnet away from its mother!
Glad you enjoyed it all, and I did not know you liked garden lanterns!
Thank you Lynn for joining me on my trek around Hampton Court!
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valleylynn
Sep 11, 2012 12:56 PM CST
I see people doing silly things all the time when it comes to animal/fowl in nature. Thumbs down
Most live through it, some don't here in the Pacific Northwest.
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 11, 2012 1:30 PM CST
Dear Lynn, I can quite believe it as it happens here also!
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stetchworth
Sep 11, 2012 5:36 PM CST
Wow, photo's are just stunning, can't make up my mind which I like the most, loved what Waitrose did, everything is beautiful.

Thanks so much for showing this to us.

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