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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kent Garden Show, Detling - flowers and stuff

Kent Garden Show, Detling

Some truly stunning displays - and that was just the commercial sales stands outside! It was like (actually it WAS) seeing dozens of garden centres all next to each other, competing for custom with the quality and range of their stock. Some things we'd never seen before, some stuff we wish we could fit into our little garden, and some stuff that was just beautiful...

For exmple, Kangeroo's Paw, which had a really interesting furry flower:
Kent Garden Show, Detling


And the jaw-droppingly lovely wall of fuchsias in the flower show. Dangerously, that gave she-who-loves-fuchsias some worryingly extravagant ideas, so we might be attempting a mini-version of this next year. And I didn't even think I liked flowers and gardening. Well I don't, to be honest, but these were stunning.
Kent Garden Show, Detling

Kent Garden Show, Detling


Also in the show building were some really interesting and beautiful displays, including the carnivorous plants, and some others I forgot to identify...
Kent Garden Show, Detling

Kent Garden Show, Detling


But my favourites, for a change (not) were the bonsai trees, from Whitstable Bonsai (and the last picture is from Derby Bonsai's stand). Elegant, timeless, just gorgeous.
Kent Garden Show, Detling

Kent Garden Show, Detling

Kent Garden Show, Detling

Kent Garden Show, Detling


And another Garden Show at Detling in the Autumn. And the Kent Show in July. Where will this madness end?

4 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

those are stunning photos!

Arlene,
Bainbridge Island flowers

ZumiWeb said...

Thanks Arlene, it was a stunning display! Not quite as smart as the Chelsea Flower Show perhaps, but still a great event.

ZumiWeb said...

and more from the next show - check out my June blog entry!

flower delivery philippines said...

Lovely flowers! Wish I can also watch that garden show in person. Anyway, thanks for sharing this post. I've been looking for interesting topic as this. Looking forward for your next post.

-yumi-