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Blackmore & Langdon's
Chelsea Flower Show Preview Weekend
4th. 5th. & 6th. May 2012

Phil Champion

    Visiting Blackmore & Langdon's on the Saturday the first thing I noticed was how cold it felt as I got out of the car. A real chill was in the air, the beginning of May? Still, straight into the show house, with not too much in flower, mind you still 2 weeks to go till Chelsea and the weather not being very friendly with lots of cloudy dull days and the odd splash of rain. Even my own plants are a bit behind, hopefully soon that orange red glow that we see in the sky will return. The quality of the foliage on all the plants were exceptional, even on their bedding & seedlings the foliage was excellent and all looked extremely healthy.
   The flowers of John Smith, Pink Champaign, Saturn & Apollo were the only flowers on show the others were still some way off. There was also 1 or 2 delphiniums about. I only walked away with a few pendula varieties to add to my own collection.


Display house


Display house


Display house


Display house


Begonias
 


Begonias


Bedding & seedling begonias


Delphiniums


Appolo


John Smith


Pink Champagne


Saturn

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