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Chelsea is almost here, and I love it .   Meaningful  conversations with specialist growers.  Seriously well designed show gardens which have not been overworked and  where a  real sense of place and balance has been created through the perfect combination of hard and soft landscaping,  Feverish note taking on new  must have plants  and playing  Chelsea bingo with the  winner being the recipient  of a Pimms.  What  does the latter entail ? Listening out for conversations  which contain  “form,texture and colour” “I think I’ve seen a  celebrity”   “I’m sure I could make that at home “,”I don’t quite get the concept”   Get ten of the same and bingo, it really is as simple as that.  You really should give all of these  Chelsea activities  a try.

All the images in this post are some of my favourites  from previous Chelsea visits.  Enjoy.

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I have never said that it is not busy, or does not rain though..DSCN0867DSCN0983DSCF4454