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

Month: July, 2015

RHS flower Show Tatton Park 2015

Yesterday, Daddy, Mum and I went to the RHS Tatton Park flower show for the day. It was quite a wet day, although this is not a complaint as its much more preferable than a hot day for me looking at gardens. The floral marquee was bigger than ever and had lots of amazing colourful flowers. The gardens: show gardens, back-to-back and school ones were mostly lovely and I took some pictures which are below. I would say, however, that finding the show gardens especially is difficult as they are dotted about all over. I think we did see them all. Interestingly, on the BBC coverage of the show Monty Don said the back-to-back gardens haven’t been at the show for 3 years which would explain why we couldn’t find them last year, I just thought we had somehow missed them. I didn’t buy anything at the show, I found a gorgeous rose called Nostalgia, cherry red petals on the outside and white in the middle. They didn’t have any at the show for sale, but I got one on the way home at Fryers Garden Centre in Knutsford.

Here are some of my pictures:

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Once again I start my blog with an apology that I haven’t written for a while but I’ve been unwell and spending limited time in the garden.

Anyway, I’ve been harvesting tomatoes, raspberries and cherries this week. The cherries have been hard to get as I put netting on the tree to protect them from the birds. This worked but I have to get the cherries off the tree through the netting!

The foxgloves have almost finished and I have chopped down and composted them. My agrostemma are flowering with lovely white flowers and  the cornflowers are doing well too. Both grown from seed by myself earlier in the year.

To finish some pictures of my garden taken today.