Clints and Grykes

Having just come back from a Yorkshire tour and visiting Malham Cove, where there is an excellent example of a limestone pavement, complete with clints and grykes au naturel, this garden spoke to me! One of the Conceptual Gardens, a category unique I think to the Hampton Court Flower Show, this jigsaw of polished limestone…

Garden for Joy

Garden for Joy, a garden created for QEF (Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People) at the RHS Hampton Court flower Show, which finished yesterday. "Purple is the colour that appeals to QEF's disabled young residents and was chosen as our logo colour - the planting scheme revolves around purples e.g. salvias, eryngium and echinops mixed…

David Austin Roses at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

A Gold Medal winning exhibition from David Austin at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, which finished yesterday. By far the most exuberant staging from any of the rose nurseries, dominating the Rose Marquee. If only there was a 'scent' button on your keyboard.. A comprehensive selection of their English Roses, displayed enclosed within a…

The Rose Marquee at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

A look at the other rose nurseries exhibiting at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, which finished on Sunday. Mattocks, Fryers, Bill le Grice, Style Roses, Harkness, Peter Beales, Eastcroft Roses, Pococks.... The Historic Roses Group too, a member of which I now am. Hybrid Teas and Floribundas, in the main, with modern shrubs, some climbers…