The RHS London Orchid Show – 6th April 2018 – A truly extravagant show and worth another look? Definitely.

This 2018 show, on this day, was by far and away the busiest and most well attended of any show the RHS has put on in its London Halls. And what exceptionally well informed folk, public and exhibitors alike. It was a real treat, shuffling along from one stand to the next. Worth reprising I…

The RHS Spring Show – London

Just a few bits and bobs from the Spring Plant Fair this past Friday, twinned as it was with the spectacular Orchid Show in the adjacent Hall. Some rather fine succulents and cactus, air plants aplenty and beautiful primroses. And a little tour of London town, as I made my way back through Westminster to…

THe RHS London Orchid Show – 6th April 2018

A day in town, visiting the Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Show at the Horticultural Halls by Vincent Square. Me and rather a lot of other folk - this was by far the busiest I have ever seen one of these London shows and speaks to the quality, calibre and quantity of exhibitors with their amazing…

Kicking off the season at the RHS Early Spring Show 2017- snowdrops and iris and more springtime lovelies … Mostly snowdrops and iris (and an inflatable, stripy tank)

Avon Bulbs and Harveys both had amazing exhibits at the RHS Early Spring show the horticultural halls off Vincent Square in central London. Jacques Armand brought out the early reticulate and other diminutuve, early Irises. Dibleys, Streptocarpus and Pheasant Acre Plants, Hippeastrum. Plenty more of course, but here's a taster. https://www.avonbulbs.co.uk/ https://www.harveysgardenplants.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=69 http://jacquesamandintl.com/homepage/ https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows/rhs-early-spring-plant-fair Jacques…

The RHS Great London Plant Fair 2014 – Gold Medal Fritillaries

Fritillaria persica, on the Jacques Armand International exhibit - with quite a collection of fritillaries on display F. paddeana against F. imperialis lutea (above) Fritillaris crassifolia Wisley (above) F. sewerzowii (above and below) A fine collection of Imperial fritillaries in orange and yellow Also on the Jacques Armand exhibit, other Spring flowering bulbs - and…

The RHS Great London Plant Fair 2014 – Tulips and Daffodils

Tulips on display from HW Hyde & Son, at the RHS Great London Plant Fair today at the Horticultural Halls. The event is open this evening and tomorrow and is as colourful and fragrant affair as one could wish. This tulip display won a coveted Gold Medal from the judges. And of course, when there…

Shades of Autumn III

A final slideshow featuring the floral exhibits at the RHS Shades of Autumn Show at the Horticultural Halls, which ran over two days earlier this week. I had been a little disappointed with the Spring shows this year and was in two minds as to whether I should make the (modest) effort to go up…

Shades of Autumn II

A second gallery from the RHS Shades of Autumn show, a two day event closing yesterday, featuring an inspiring collection of plants and gardening folk... Happy to be reminded of plants out of mind, to find names for those which have eluded me and to see some inspiring planting combinations. Gold Medals all round, say…

Shades of Autumn

The RHS Shades of Autumn Show at the Horticultural Halls in London - packed full of plants and inspiration and a rather better show than one or two of the more recent events. Bonsai, chrysanthemums, salvias, nerines, dahlias, asters, heucheras, grasses, agapanthus, gladioli, martagon lilies, alpines, succulents - and tradional fruit and vegetables on display…