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Cardiff RHS Show 2010!


By Arlene


~ Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day for the start of the 6th annual Cardiff show and for those who couldn’t attend here is a tour!
after crossing the river beside this lovely Willow we were there….

for those who would like to take a Welsh dragon home this one is for sale…

beautiful bonsai!

elegant Echium for sale but although I want one after losing mine over the winter it was tiny in comparison to another one on the stands

which wasn’t for sale!

whole rafts of colourful tulips….
and yes this is me with the fixed frozen smile and why couldn’t he tell me my hair was everywhere….

but check out those Protea from the Welsh National Botanical Garden!!!

~ Cacti for Hywel~ the last photo shows a bowl which is 60year old and still looking good!
and then outside to a lovely show garden and the proud designer is happily posing with her certificate….

and some photos from the local Birds of Prey rescue centre…..

and another bird which was creating mayhem wherever it went!!!

and after lunch we saw some well carved wooden figures…

and back to some plants

and more plants…

and here’s one I bought for myself!

it’s called Trochodendron Aralioides and will have green wheel shaped flowers later on can’t wait!

and finally we made our way out into the grounds of Cardiff Castle before going home…roll on Malvern!

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Oooh, lovely plants there Arlene, i adore those fimbriated tulips .... I WANT !
The clematis too .... beautiful !!!
Infact, all your pictures are great, i agree with you .... roll on Malvern :-)))))))
I'll be there on Saturday and Grindle's going Friday, i think !

17 Apr, 2010


Looks like you had a great day Arlene with so much to take in. So much colour and the carvings look great as well. Mind you, I thought I had a good, first-year display of Daffs in my border but they were nowhere near as impressive as the one in the second picture!!

Very nice pics too:0)

17 Apr, 2010


~ i would love to know what they feed those on!
We also bought three Blaenafon cheeses, Bara Brith,Cheddar with pickled onion relish and chives and Taffy apple and onion relish~ have you tried these Oddbillie?,three Beef and Guinness hand made pies and three Speciosum Rubrum lily bulbs~ the latter not being edible!

17 Apr, 2010


Particularly taken with the Tiarella 'Mystic Mist' and the Sanguisorba Canadensis - two more for the list!!!!!! You've shown us a wonderful cross-section of the show and what a beautiful day you had for it. I think you looked very smart - what's a few stray hairs? :-)))))

17 Apr, 2010


Everything Wagger if you have none like me!! LOL!

Can't say I've tried the relishes you mention Arlene although they sound pretty tasty. Keep us informed as to whether they taste as good as they sound!

17 Apr, 2010


Waht's wrong with the Yul Brynner look?
~ that's the Blaenafon cheeses Odbillie! The taffy apple one is a favourite plus the one with Penderyn whisky and ginger~ have a look at their site you can buy online!

17 Apr, 2010


Right, got you now. Cheese with relishes in!

Will take a look, thanks:0)

17 Apr, 2010


~they are doing three for £10.
at the show and they are all nice..

17 Apr, 2010


Thank you for the wonderful tour of the Cardiff Show Arlene I really enjoyed it love all the flowers especially the one in the hat! and wonderful weather to.
I love the Clematis I have just planted 4 in my garden.
Like the sound of the cheese and relishes:0)

17 Apr, 2010


~well thank you kindly Sueb~my husband came home with burnt nose and cheeks whilst my hat kept the sun off!~didn't think to take any sunscreen as we are not quite used to that big gold ball in the sky~what's that again?
see~ Blaenafon Cheddar Co highly recommended!

17 Apr, 2010


arlene absolutly fantastic pics, i so enjoyed this blog, beautifull flowers and the birds were lovely, i bet you had the best time there and so nice to see you messy hair and all lol ;o))

17 Apr, 2010


Thanks Arlene! What great photos, especially love the variegated fritillaria - that's amazing. And what about that garden all planted in piping of some kind, that is great too! The bonsai - always a highlight for me although I don't grow any - don't have the patience! Looks like a wonderful day as well. I haven't been to Cardiff since I was a teenager. I used to go there as part of a choir to sing in Llandaff cathedral. I loved it, lovely city and lovely warm climate! Thanks for sharing!

17 Apr, 2010


Looks like you had a lovely day out Arlene. Super photos, some lovely plants there. I'll bet you have a long wish list!

17 Apr, 2010


What a great day out,Arlene,and your pics are lovely.I like your outfit,very smart,
and very sensible to have your hat...nothing worse than a red nose,except at Christmas :o))

17 Apr, 2010


Arlene....what a wonderful day out....and you look divine ! Loved the surprise there !!!

17 Apr, 2010


Fantastic - a great day at a great Show - and what beautiful weather...

Loved the tour, Arlene, and to see your smiling face again...was that 'after' you'd bought your plant? lol.

18 Apr, 2010


~ Hi Barbara~ yes the weather has been great for the last week~ pretty soon I will be wanting some rain...
Apart from cheeses and Beef and Guinness pies I bought a lovely all white Narcissus called Ice Magic and an Arbutus,A fantastic Tree Paeony and some lovely lily bulbs which will be planted today.
I am knee deep in moving plants around at the moment and Charlie says you have too many can you possibly have too many?although Ihave also been buying mail order....!
Are you going to Malvern?~ we are going Friday staying overnight and going to Ashwood's the following day.

18 Apr, 2010


Thank you for showing the cacti :o) It looks like a lovely day out. I'm glad you enjoyed.

18 Apr, 2010


thank you Arlene....great tour..the cacti are amazing. looking forward to your malvern pics...xx

19 Apr, 2010


So loved this fantastic blog Arlene~ had hoped to go, but didn't make it this year, will definitly get there next year! Brilliant photos, loved you in your hat! Have got tickets to Malvern for the Saturday, so can hardly wait, my first garden show this year.Great great blog :~))

21 Apr, 2010


~ we will be there on the Friday so will miss you but may come down for the Bristol and Bath show?~

21 Apr, 2010


Have a great time on the Friday Arlene, sorry I'll miss you :~((( Blimey, I live just a few miles from Bath, and haven't heard of that one..........when is it Arlene??

22 Apr, 2010


Great to read about your day out at the RHS show in Cardiff. :-) Your photos of the plants you saw are really good. That Welsh Dragon up for sale would have brought a lot of surprised looks from the visitors I expect!

28 Apr, 2010


Enjoyed your blog very much, Arlene! Thank you!

28 Apr, 2010


Sorry Arlene,
I missed your blog on the show - so glad you were able to take more pictures than I did! You did a really great job!

Sorry we missed each other. I hope you enjoyed Malvern - couldnt get there this time.

6 May, 2010

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