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June 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

So here we are in flaming June and nearing the longest day and yet we don't really seem to be in summer yet.  Spring was really dramatic after the cold spell held everything back allowing for a giant riot of colour as soon as the weather improved.

Its been a busy few months in our household as my two sons are right in the middle of their 'A' levels and GCSE's  Oh how I envy their youth but not all the tests and exams.  The pressure that they are under if far worse than I experienced at school but please don't tell them or let them know that it was easier in my day!

 

I have had some wonderful photographic opportunities this spring at both the RHS Malvern Spring Show and the world famous Chelsea Flower Show.  I wouldn't be human if I didn't have a favourite and I have to say that the Reposer Vos Roues (Rest your Wheels) Gold Medal winning Garden in Malvern was wonderful. 

RHS Malvern Spring Gardening Show

 

At Chelsea I really liked Chris Beardshaw's The Arthritis Research UK Garden with its wonderful rooms and creative planting.  Its no wonder that this garden also won the peoples choice.  Chris is such a nice person I was really thrilled with his achievement.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

In the greenhouse all my Cacti and Succulents are doing well.  They are really indifferent to the outside temperature as their central heating keeps them nice and warm.  I have noticed that there has been an increase in flowers this spring the reason for which I really cannot understand.  My Pachypodium namaquanum have all flowered this year including small 6" seedlings. 

I am continuing to add images to the web site and hope that in the next few weeks you will have many more to enjoy.  As always I would welcome any feedback.

Best wishes

Ian

 


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