Friday, 30 April 2010

Cowslip carnival

It's a week today until we are on site at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to start building the Victorian Aviary Garden. All the finer details are frantically being attended to and, thank goodness, the last of the RHS forms winged it's way in the post to them this week! However, paperwork for the Girlguiding UK Centenary Garden is already filling the vacuum left by last of Chelsea's forms. We had the final approval for this garden just before Easter, so it is somewhat manic and frantic at the office in an effort to get the aforementioned last minute details done and dusted for Chelsea, and ensuring all is well underway for the mass of elements for Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

There is a separate website for The Victorian Aviary Garden whilst the Girlguiding UK Centenary website has more information about their garden. I'm also doing another blog on the RHS website, under Hampton Court Show, and it covers both gardens. See the links on the right for these websites.

There is a fantastic display of blossom on trees now and cowslips everywhere are looking particularly blooming. I have a patch in the garden that gets bigger each year and looked particularly lovely the other evening in the long sunlit shadows at the end of the day. I've also been at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire this week, walking round with Ed Tucker the gardener there, and found a lovely display of tulips nestling against some ornamental grasses at Auberge Du lac restaurant . The colour of the Bergenia flowers, also looking stunning, compliment the tulips perfectly.