Last year I began then abandoned a gardening blog. I abandoned it purely due to lack of time as after wildlife, gardening is my next passion. Therefore just to redress the balance, a gardening posting today.
A purchase of mine - Allium "purple sensation"
I've been coming to Malvern on and off for 20 years, and it's always a good show. This year however things were a little subdued, with fewer show gardens and those there smaller. And actually I preferred it that way, as the gardens made more sense to the average gardener.
What I have also realised is that I forgot to make notes which garden was which garden, so the following half a dozen photos are just "gardens", the images taken because I liked the subject, and usually as there was an emphasis on movement, which is what I always like in a show garden.
This garden was just a riot of colour. Didn't seem to have any theme to the planting, but it worked for me.
I loved this garden for it's simplicity. Built for a Hospice, the steel pole in this image was actually a tree, the leaves of which contained the names of the people in the Hospice.
Your man Joe Swift with a chicken.... the one on the right had literally just laid an egg on stage.
This was a great simple garden, but the sculpture made it for me. I hunted out the metalworker on his stand, he had some fab pieces, at fab prices too. Good for inspiration though.
Just loved this edging, an end to the photos.