Twelve hour days in the heat we had during the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show were not conducive to coming home and sitting in front of a screen editing photographs and writing posts for our blog. A little late – but here is a roundup of some of the pictures taken at the show. Hover over an image to see the caption; click on any image to open a slide show.
Getting the seed shop ready
Mark Darwell from Temple Newsam, Leeds
Maasi warrior scarecrow
Sally and Helen, the labelling team
Visitor from the tropical butterfly dome finds a perch on the Heliotrope
Was it Bill or was it Ben?
Vegetable orchestra playing Greensleeves
Water boy, Adam Grout, refreshes the Collection Holders
More wildlife – since identified as Sphinx pinastri, known as the Pine Hawk-moth, by one of our members
Rachel de Thame
Rachel with Jim Marshall
Vicky Fox demonstrating how to plant up a basket with Heuchera
National Office Bookkeeper Fiona meets NE group treasurer Val Giles
Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’
Digitalis parviflora ‘Milk Chocolate’
Gill enjoys the ‘Room with a View’ garden.
Mirrored figures on the Macmillan Garden representing the support the organisation gives.
Ooops, forgot to give Sophie her gift
Family lilkeness – Paul Degnan with his aunt, Collection Holder Maria Firth
Cherryl Fountain puts the finishing touches to her backdrop for Jim Marshalls stand
Dean Lockwood from Farnley Hall, Leeds
My brother, Tim Storey, helps out for the day
The aftermath of the plant sell-off
Janet and June, open for business
Streptocarpus ‘Katie’ from Dibleys, the most asked about plant on our membership display
James Lye Fuchsias from Kristopher Harper’s National Collection
Joanna in full swing getting entrants for our Name the Salvia competition
Genevieve relaxes after the marquee is officially opened
Ian Cross from Johnsons Seeds, one of our sponsors
Mike and Stuart, the boys from Brother, one of our sponsors
Mike and Edna Squires
Thank you to everyone who helped make the show such a great success.