Sunday, 24 July 2011

Wanting posh wellies

Wheel reflection

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show time again! This is my neck of the woods and one of my favourite dates in the calendar. I've been coming here for the past ten years and have helped construct gardens here three times which is truly magical, seeing a vast field transform day by day into many amazing displays. This year I was purely looking and enjoying.

Oxfam garden - gold
Fruit Jam Champagne Veg

It was a lovely sunny day, thankfully. I've been here in several deluges in the past, ruining shoes and ending up soaked to the skin - not fun. This year made up for all that.

£5 a glass

I love the marquees and the stalls, gathering ideas and watching posh ladies in smart Boden wellies dragging their trolleys full of Verbena bonariensis alongside the latest trends in perennials.

Deckchair  fabric
Birds Alliums Concept garden Cakes

It's a dream of a day, soaking up the atmosphere of jazz music, watching florists weaving perfect blooms and sitting in summerhouses which I will never in my lifetime purchase. I bought a few small bits to pretty up my decking area but for me the main pull is of course the gardens. I especially love the back-to-back gardens rather than the huge brassy show gardens. I love the creativity of the local allotment societies, councils, colleges and schools - they are of course easier to emulate in your own back garden, particularly on a budget. I found much this year that appeared to my inner child, fun displays, bright and quirky so much so that I will give them a blog post of their own. Did any of you go to the show and what did you enjoy? Do any of you happen to be the aforementioned ladies in lovely wellies? ;)

Bandstand Show Garden Posh Greenhouse
Flower chandelier
Flowers Mirrors Pinnys Cookies

2 comments:

greenthumb said...

What a great show, love the photos, so much colour, it seems grey and dull here at the moment.

Tabiboo said...

What a great thing to have in 'you neck of the woods' - it looks so vibrant and fun.

I do have a pair of posh wellies (purple hunters) but am not one of 'those' women - not too sure if they would be considered as posh either as they are caked in mud and sand and possibly some horse poo!

Wait for the sales....I think Boden has one on now.

Have a lovely day,

Nina xxx

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