Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Matron at Chelsea Part 2

 Hallelujah!  Fruit and Veggies are taking more of a part in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  I think it represents a growing interest generally in growing your own food and the clever people at the RHS are reflecting this in their show.  One of the big stands inside the marquee was from Waitrose and the NFU, the National Farmers Union.  This stunning display combining flowers with fruit and veg.
 This beautiful display of asparagus is set on a tray of seeds, in fact many of the displays here were on a tray of different coloured seeds, wonderful!
 Some beautiful colour schemes in the display.
 One of my favourites was this watercress fountain on a gravel bed, lovely!
 The display at the Kings Seeds stand was wonderful too.  Every plant label had the seeds stuck round the edge for effect.
 and a beautiful collage of seeds!
..and some novel ideas for container gardening in a small space.  A few years ago at Chelsea this would have been a Harrods bag... oh how times change!


At 1:40 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

Some great ideas! The potato in the Lidl bag is interesting.

At 12:35 AM, Blogger Gardeningbren said...

I love these ideas...and will use the plant stick idea with seeds stuck around it...those no longer viable of course ))).

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Mark Willis said...

Those displays certainly give us veg gardeners something to aspire to! If only my Asparagus was as fine and as plentiful as theirs...

At 4:27 AM, Blogger Wyatt said...

It's all so wonderful!

Wyatt's mom


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