Chelsea flower show

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Chelsea flower show was on this week. A garden based on a Yorkshire cottage garden and surrounding countryside won the people’s prize.

The show is built every year. Each garden is planted up over the week or so before the show opens. Ancient trees are planted. Plants are either kept warm to bring them into flower early, or kept cold to stop them flowering too soon.

There are small and large gardens and indoor displays. Plants from around the world burst with colour.

At the end if the show the plants are sold off, or the gardens are dismantled and planted up at their new homes. I think it is a wonderful thing. People seem to love it. The fact that each garden is designed, and innovative ideas are shown to the world is a good thing. Art of whatever type should be showcased. Gardening is such a massive industry and it has expanded over the years. Fashions start with shows like Chelsea. Purple onion flowers were very fashionable a few years ago. The next year everyone had them…..

Enough rambling……wool gathering…have a great weekend.

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