Friday, 10 July 2015

Colwell - Miniature Zonal Pelargonium - and a visit to RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

"Colwell" Miniature zonal pelargonium

Hybridised by Brian West and introduced through Denmead Nursery,  “Colwell “is a miniature zonal pelargonium.  The semi-double flowers are a dark peach colour and the leaves are green.    This is a cross between Peggy West and Little Alice.

I went to The RHS Hampton Court flower show on Sunday with my friend, Marie.  We had a wonderful day.   It is a really huge show and we think we saw pretty much all of it.  Yes, we did buy some plants – even though Marie was quite definite that she would not!   Sadly I did not get any pelargoniums.  Fibrex  Nursery had had a very good week and did not have anything I wanted.

Here are some of the photo’s I took – enjoy!

A 'birthday cake' to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Hampton Court Flower Show
The Flowers are begonias

Part of Fibrex Nursery Gold Winning Pelargonium Display

A cheery worm

Not very scary Scarecrows

We loved this chap in the Floral Exhibits marquee

Marie is wondering if anyone will notice if she swaps her red shoes for these on the display

This won the Gold Medal - the entire dress was made of flowers

We were not sure if we would want this skeleton sitting in our garden - or even the chimpanzees

I'm not sure my husband would cut the grass if our lawn was like this

Ready - Aim - Flower

We wondered what these people were looking at

This is what - all done with mirrors

There was a fire pit in the middle of this display

Another peep show

Looking at the maize - not sure I would want either of these in my garden, although the second one with the ferns instead of the maize would be OK 

I wonder if I can get my husband to build one of these for our wheelie bins

A snooty fox - keeping an eye on the visitors

Alliums on parade

I thought these were 'neat'.  They are the topiary shapes you can buy in the garden centre - filled with moss and then these succulents grown in it.  They make a good alternative to the usual box plants.
Now I look forward to next year's Hampton Court Flower Show.


  1. Thanks Gwen,,thanks for photos,got little peek in show :) Loved bonsai and cactus display !

  2. Thanks Liga. The cacti and bonsai stands were favourites as well - after Fibrex stand!

  3. Beautiful place that you showed. It was something to admire while visiting him. Greetings.


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