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My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

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RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018

Today my friend and I had a lovely day out at the RHS Chatsworth Flower show in Derbyshire, UK today. Fortunately, after visiting the first floral marquee we could find it stopped raining and was a good day for looking at gardens. This is the second year of this flower show and for me it was better this year, better organised and laid out and more organised. There were little flower displays outside most trade stands which were lovely. There was also a bio-dome type building that reminded me of the Eden Project in Cornwall. I loved the vast majority of the show gardens due to them being my favourite plant colours – white, pink and purple and a little red.

I only bought one plant – a white (hopefully) Delphinium – it was sold to me unnamed so we are unsure of the colour – but it should be a pale colour and will fit where I want to plant it whatever pale colour it turns out to be.

I’m not really good at reviewing shows so I will just present the pictures I have taken – I hope you like them and that they reflect the flower show.

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2017

This is the third flower show I’ve been to and I think the last for the year. It is the most local to me and one where I often buy plants – 3 this year. I will probably blog about them separately but I got a Penstemon, an Echinacea, and a Gaillardia.

I think we saw all the show gardens, back-to-back, school gardens and the County council gardens of which there are less every year. We also managed the massive floral marquee. In general I loved the vast majority of gardens this year, those very colourful and those that are more relaxed with paler colours.

Here are my pictures, I hope you enjoy them and that it might encourage you to visit the show another year. Always a great day out.

Each year I think there is a flower of the year which appears throughout the whole flower show. This year I actually think there were 2 – both bulbs and properly from the same plant family – Alliums and Agapanthus (I have the latter growing in my garden – a picture of which was on my last blog #wordlesswednesday a day late!