Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The Life begins at garden by Russell Watkinson.I like the design of bricks, cobbles, and stone features. It is a reminder of us buying plants and trees for an event or milestone in our life.I like the champagne and glasses in the recessed bit between the clipped topiary.
Monday, July 23, 2007
My favourite flower bed won a Gold medal.It was designed by a residents association who live in Naseby Avenue. They are amateurs and borrowed greenhouses and compost to grow their plants.The flower bed commemerates the English civil war Battle of Naseby in 1645. A roundhead and Cavalier face off astride cannons either side of the battlefield.
The other entrys mostly came from councils, with professional designs and planting.The stories behind each entry are interesting too. It shows you can have meaningful displays even with bedding plants.The colours were vibrant and had crowds admiring them up and down all day.
Here flowers truly were used like paint on the standard seven metre by four metre bed.I admired all of them in the sun.