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The Cardiff RHS Show


Day One – Friday
I knocked this up quickly as a badge for GOY users. Well at least Rachel and I wore them! Unfortunately I didnt tell anyone else ….I like the scottish idea of using the logo top left – perhaps we should ask the Team to produce something for us?

We went to the show today in beautiful weather (for a change)
This is a view of the Castle

We saw metal sculptures

and camellias

and beautiful bonsai trees

and alstromerias

and wonderful bulbs

and aquilegias

and cacti

and I think this is a Protea?

Here is an auricula

The childrens wheelbarrow competition

The falcons and owls were there

and the Heuchera experts

There were three gardens which took my eye: the wooded garden

The urban garden

and the beautiful pastel garden – my favorite spot in the Show

and wonderful tulips

Then unfortunately, the battery on my camera failed, so thats your lot folks!
I hope this gave you a taste of the Show.

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So many breathtaking moments Rachelsmum I think my heart would be failing. I just kept saying Wow! to all of your photographs. I love the idea of the childrens wheelbarrow competition. PS your badge is very pretty. We used the logo because it was instantly recognisable. I did not stop to think that there might be a problem of copyright attached to it but there could be. I was thinking more of free advertising of the benefits of the site. Many people especilly older people like myself are very wary of becoming involved in web sites and the internet because of the security problems which might arise.

18 Apr, 2010


Gorgeous photos Rm, lovely Alstroemerias and Aquilegias :-))

18 Apr, 2010


I have sent a comment to "the boys" asking if it is possible to have a "Diary Dates" page in the A-Z under "D" and asking about the logo/badge idea. I have also enquired if the seed exchange, which seems to be causing no end of perplexity, could be placed on the A-Z under "S" .

18 Apr, 2010


~ badges would be a good idea even if we have to buy them, it would be nice to have something official~ I looked for you Rachelsmum but we didn't get there until 12.30 as we had to go somewhere in Cardiff bay first to pick something up~
~stayed until 4.30 and had a lovely day~wasn't the weather gorgeous!
I think we had about 200 photos and put just a selection on~ but yes! you need a spare battery!

18 Apr, 2010


Lovely pics, and blog. Pleased to see Vicky got gold with her Heuchera's. Well done on the photo's

18 Apr, 2010


Scotsgran - the seed exchange no longer exists due to lack of support by members.

18 Apr, 2010


Fascinating photos.
I'm glad you enjoyed your day :o)

18 Apr, 2010


Did you see those cacti. Aren't they wonderful ? lol - I love cacti :o)) I'm glad you had a great time. There must have been a lot there to see.

18 Apr, 2010


looks like you had a super time

18 Apr, 2010


I thought of you when I saw the cacti, Hywel!

Yes it was a nice day out, sorry I missed you Arlene - next time maybe.

I am glad they had better weather this year.

Back to earth now - and my garden :)

18 Apr, 2010



18 Apr, 2010


great photos Rm. love the flowering aeonium on the catus stand. bit i agree that the pastel garden is just perfect....

19 Apr, 2010

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