This year Plant Heritage has two centres of operation at Chelsea, the Harry Veitch stand and running the cloakroom, so I have three days working up there. Although it makes for a long day, on Tuesday I got the 5.50 train from Guildford and was in the showground by 7 – the calm before the storm. Some images from my early morning foray.
A piece of perfection from Lockyers
A display of exotics in May from Tynings Climbers
I had to go and see the Robinson’s stand after hearing Margaret’s talk at our AGM
Fiery spires from Westcountry Nurseries
Plants submitted for the Plant of the Year by Plantagogo and Dibleys
Sharsholt College’s design for a Space Race garden – maximum cropping from minimum space
Every year I take a picture of this clematis on Raymond Evison’s stand – I really must buy one this year
A new introduction for 2012 from Austin Roses, an English Musk hybrid
On Peter Beales display, an earlier (1855) Moss rose, Matt Biggs’ favourite flower because of its connections with one of Veitch’s plant hunters
And finally those tiny shoots I saw at their nursery in March have been coaxed into bloom by Hoyland Plants and Carol Klein picked out this cultivar for mention on the TV coverage
Then out into the real world.