Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Chelsea Flower Show Part 1

Well, summer is here in SoCal! We had 111ºF  BLOWTORCH weather last Monday that fried many of my roses.  And we are still in a drought!  My garden has sandy soil.  Yes it IS fabulous for drainage, but the water just goes right through! I have added too many truckloads to count of horse manure mulch. But it's not enough. Had I been smart enough I would have added a lot more mulch before I even planted. But I had waited 1 year and a half to plant and could not wait any more.  I pulled out 6 bushes so far. And most of the rest have brown leaves that I tried to hose off waiting for new growth to occur.

So, while we wait for my garden to recover here are some pix from the amazing Chelsea Flower Show in London, England last month!
Me with the logo

The cactus at first glance looked like dessert plates! 

Nerines were beautiful! 

Daffodil display was spectacular! 

More Daffodils

Wow, those Delphinuims and Tuberous Begonias! 

That's it for today. Stay tuned for more Chelsea Flower Show pix.  And keep cool. We are expecting upper 90ºs through Weds.  Happy Gardening! 

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