Chelsea Flower Show 2007: 4 (Monday) - Webcams
Chelsea Flower Show 2007: 6 (Monday) - Royal visit

Chelsea Flower Show 2007: 5 (Monday) - Judging day

Knoll1 Well, it was a fascinating afternoon judging some of the exhibits of perennials in the Great Pavilion. Most, including a lovely stand of ornamental grasses from Knoll Gardens, were of a very high standard and their exhibit also featured three new grasses that none of the judges had seen before. these included the very pretty, and drought toleraant, Panicum virgatum ‘Dewey Blue’ from the USA. This plant was selected by Rick Darke on the coast of Delaware. Rick was on hand at the show to launch his superb new book on grasses, The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Liveable Landscapes.

One exhibitor, who perhaps I won’t name, had obviously been having trouble with his agapanthus (African lilies). He must have been so disappointed that so few were in flower. But it was great to see new plants like the pink and white bicoloured sweet pea, ‘Promise’, with its wonderful scent, on the stand from Matthewman's Sweet Peas.Sweetpeapromise

The results will be out early in the morning, I’ll bring you the highlights, including news of how the American garden, an the other show gardens, fared in the medals, as soon as possible.


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viewing the show through the webcams, i almost feel as if i am there! thanks!

Graham Rice

So glad you like them, Joan... Have you tried the garden panoramas?


The moon is gone.

She fled as dawn approached.

Dawn as a slowly opening eye.

White sea birds skimming over the water,

looking for an early morning snack.

The mirror brightens.

From a blood moon at dawn to a mirror

reflecting waking life...


I woke her to take the moon.

Her campaign was swift and terrible.

Metallic and fierce.

Glaring up in the twilight.

But the moon was both implacable and unreachable

and in the end the war against the moon failed.

As dawn rose slowly from her bed, the moon slipped away.

But in the end, all that was lost,

was a little sleep....


1 June 2007

Burning Moon

Moon Fire

Blood Moon

smoked Moon

Smoky Moon

Smouldering Moon


4 June 2007

After the storm, my mine cleared.

And a high wind arose and blew the tropics north.

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