Hello dear Blogettes, Friday again already and its been quite a week. Yesterday I went to Hampton Court Flower Show, which for those of you not in the UK is an annual event - set in massive grounds of Hampton Court Palace (I think Henry VIII lived there), right by the side of the River Thames. My friend and I set off early on the Train and then took a water bus to the entrance, and the weather was really hot!!! Of course there were thousands of people there, and I don't know about you, but I am not too good when it gets really crowded, I get tired, hate to queue for the Loos, drinks, food etc, but yesterday although so many people, we didn't really queue much at all which was a relief! Anyway without further ado, here are some of the highlights
There were some absolutely scrumptious stands to buy "stuff" and some of this "stuff" I would love if I had spare pennies
I would love a little greenhouse with a walk up to it like this - my friend and I were drooling over this and the sales lady said "everything erected and included - twelve fifty" "That's good said my friend, the ones I've looked at like that have been at least two thousand" the sales lady looked a bit disdainfully at us " its twelve thousand and fifty" "Oh quite" we said and sidled away!!!!!!!
Strolling round was really lovely though and such a variety - I particularly loved the veg gardens and the scrappy looking gardens and the sunflowers
Then there was how to grow your "five a day" in willow decorated containers - a really pretty veg garden
And this lovely collections of Alliums
aren't they stunning!
Of course when one is wafting round a show like Hampton Court one can often bump into people one isn't expecting to .................. a gentleman gently ushered us to one side ........ someone was coming through....
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (wonder if she had to queue for the loo!)
Well worth the day out - lots of inspiration, and rested my hands!
PS Going to try a SIBOL square this weekend - see how the handies hold up!!
Thank you to all my new followers, I hope to get back to my making and showing soon!
Have a lovely sunny weekend
Speak soon xx
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