Chelsea Flower Show

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Chelsea Flower Show

Post: #104516 marshlander
Wed May 21, 2008 3:25 pm

Anyone watching the Chelsea Flower Show on TV or online?

Do you think the planting is lacking colour and a bit all the same?

Which is your favourite? I like the crofters garden and the one with the big concrete ball designed for alzheimers sufferers
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Post: #104518 MKG
Wed May 21, 2008 3:29 pm

I know I'm an old grumblebum, but I can't help feeling that it's about time the Chelsea Flower Show got back to what it's supposed to be about. I mean - Rachel de Thame agonising over an ugly stainless steel monstrosity - what's the world coming to, eh?

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Post: #104680 Millymollymandy
Thu May 22, 2008 12:05 pm

Oh it has! This year is wonderful because at long last the hideous structures and god awful concrete has gone - to be replaced by natural settings and .............. plants! :shock: :shock: :shock:

I rather like the greenness of it all - but do not for one moment believe that all the designers suddenly had a green inspired moment - they must have collaborated on that.

I haven't seen all the gardens because that's the thing that REALLY irritates me about the BBC's coverage - they never show you all the big show gardens and tend to just keep showing the same old ones over and over again.

Actually I think I rather liked Andy Sturgeon's garden, absolutely LOVED the Aussie one, and enjoyed both the Telegraph (big waterlilly pond) and the Laurent Perrier one (best in show - the very green garden with the cloud pruned hornbeam).

Was very sorry for the Jamaican ladies though who only got a silver. :cry:

But my biggest giggle is that Dermott Gavin only got a bronze. When will he wake up and realise that design moves on, and all his concrete/wood ghastly gardens were vile anyway? :lol:

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Post: #104684 ina
Thu May 22, 2008 1:22 pm

Read yesterday in the local press that the Shetland crofter's garden won a gold - woohooo! I think the trend is back to what I'd call a proper garden... Useful as well as nice to look at.
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Post: #105731 marshlander
Tue May 27, 2008 11:26 am

Millymollymandy wrote: But my biggest giggle is that Dermott Gavin only got a bronze. When will he wake up and realise that design moves on, and all his concrete/wood ghastly gardens were vile anyway? :lol:


:lol: :lol:
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