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The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
June 1, 2011

Despite the driest April and May I can remember, Chelsea this year again raised the standards for everyone else to follow. How do you get the most famous Flower Show in the world any better? Please follow me on some trips through the legend that is the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 1, 2011 10:59 AM CST
Neil, I have never ever in my life seen anything so beautiful and I'm pretty old Rolling on the floor laughing

I saw you had posted you were going and would write an article and I was waiting impatiently as I just KNEW the photo's would be stunning but I didn't expect them to be that gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing and can't wait for the next article.

vic
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2011 11:28 AM CST
Dear Vicki, I am so pleased that you enjoyed it! It makes the tremendous amount of work that goes into doing an Article on Chelsea, worth while when you get a lovely comment.
Aching feet, stiff arms from carrying the camera and its equipment around and 1380 photos that need sorting out. Many late nights on the computer, but it was worth it, to bring a smile to someone face!
There may even be three Articles! Plus you have seen a bit of the worlds most famous flower show at Chelsea, now we have Hampton Court Palace Show coming up, which is the biggest in the world!
Pass the painkillers! Rolling on the floor laughing
I will put this Nepenthes on to tease you for Part 2.
Regards.
Neil.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 1, 2011 1:57 PM CST
tease indeed! I have NEVER seen anything like that.

What a wonderful and beautiful world out there, eh?

And I'm so thankful you're sharing it with us Lovey dubby

Looking forward to the next and every article you write.

vic
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2011 2:19 PM CST
Dear Vicki, I love carnivorous\insectivorous plants! I actually have a Nepenthes in my bathroom as it eats anything that is silly enough to get in the way!
There are a lot from the USA, like these. I grow Sarracenia in my garden as they are frost hardy. They love eating wasps, and I do not like wasps.
Regards.
Neil.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jun 1, 2011 2:23 PM CST
I need to study this to see if I can grow it in my zone.

Lovely photo.

Our heat index today is 110 degrees. HOT!

vic
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2011 2:37 PM CST
Dear Vicki, do not rely on your index as they do not work! A lot of the American ones grow in the swamps of Florida and California.
Here is an orchid not many Americans have ever seen. The Kentucky Lady's Slipper Orchid, which is rare in the wild.
I also have the Californian one as well.
Regards.
Neil.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
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vic
Jun 1, 2011 2:48 PM CST
That is BEAUTIFUL!

It looks just like a ladies slipper, eh? WOW!

vic

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