I’m back from an afternoon at Chelsea.  My overall impression from the show gardens is this year is generally a subdued colour palette, mostly whites through to mauve and almost every garden had lupins.  Quite how this many lupins (aka mollusc caviar) have escaped their slimy jaws is a miracle.  Here’s the evidence.

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My favourite garden was Silent Pool; sculptures, calm water and gin – what’s not to love! Also not one single lupin!

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I thought the sculpture in the Myeloma garden was stunning and the story behind it very sad.

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This trade stand demonstrates what’s possible when you have enough driftwood and an imagination and sense of humour to match.

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I’m definitely growing this dahlia next year.

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and to put it all back into its proper perspective, I spotted this quote.

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Allotment Life: digging, harvesting and other stuff