"Gardening makes my heart bloom" -- mum

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Monday, 11 July 2011

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show


Billed as the world's largest flower show, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was truly inspiring.  The centrepiece of the show, the RHS Edible Garden, was without a doubt the highlight of my visit.  

        Look at these beautiful slug free cabbages.......
and these magnificent kales......
 
                                     Kohlrabi as big as my friend's hand 
 
                           Dig for Victory!
I can count 14 aubergines from that one plant...hmm must be an F1
The tropics beckons
The Garlic Lover's Garden

Am definitely growing these as standards next year

My drrream greenhouse.....
Ooh here's a perennial favourite!

 Purple sweet potato plants making a strong statement
 The potager designs here are inspirational
What a wonderful combination of plants and colours
 


Great ideas here for an edible border!

And finally, here's my find of the day, the Rosa Doncasterii, a shrub species from the 1930s which flower once and then produce these amazing flagon-shaped hips of orange red. I bet these would make delicious jam!
This was indeed the veggie show of the year for me.

10 comments:

Matron said...

Yes! I went on the Tuesday. Your pictures do it better justice than mine do! Nice to see so many veggies for a change! PS. my Turmeric has just started to sprout!!

Dim Sum Gardener said...

Best day to go really :) A bit wet but we bought some ponchos from the RHS - that was the bestseller of the day! I headed straight for the veggie section and forgot about the rest of the show! My tumeric has sprouted too but very slow growing (just a green stub), will post some piccies soon.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

fantastic!!!!

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Camellia Jhonson said...

Nice collection of plant snaps., really apreciable work!!!

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Camellia Jhonson said...

The arrangement of the garden is really good, especially different section for different veggies, just love your Garlic lover garden.
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kevin ross said...

Really must say that, you have installed an exciting collection of vegetables and plants. Here many people may see some kind of plants and vegetable which they may have never seen before. Your contribution to nature is really commendable.

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kevin ross said...

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kevin ross said...

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freda johnsons said...

The entire pictures are superb to seethe The tropics beckons the most touch for me.
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