What a Scrappy Life


Monday, 17 June 2013

Gardener's World Live

I took my friend Claire to the Gardeners World Live Event at the NEC last week, when we arrived it was lovely sunshine and we had a leisurely walk around the outside exhibitions 

The we went into the large area that had the most gorgous flower, shrubs, displays that I've seen in a very long time.

I was amazed how big, and bold all the displays where and especially the vivid colours.

The head of this lily was about 10 inches wide and smelt lovely

I have never seen a Bonsai tress that flowered - totally amazing.

At the centre of the hall was a large display representing Birmingham Library, now I love this much more that the actual building.

This is the actual building in the centre of Birmingham - (taken with my iPhone in the back of my car) sticking out like a 'sore thumb' - so the interpretation  of it, is spot on - even down to the design on the grass like to 'mesh' on the outside.

on the opposite site was a display to Tolkein

then onto the outside ares for some of the more contemporary garden designs.

Inside the hall, as well as the super duper summer house,

 Then has we approach the live animal section we heard the rain and boy did it pour, so glad that we had done the outside part of the show when we first arrived,  but these lovely chick distracted us from the sound on the tin roof, along with these chicks, there were various pets.

A large area with some Butterflies

And this giant stick insect - which I didn't get to close too - lol

In the adjacent hall was the Good Food Live Show, so we wonder around here, had a few samples and watch a couple of the food demonstrations, here Lisa Faulkner presenting 'MasterChef'

and Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry at the book signing section.

I had such a great time, got a few plants, loads of seeds - not sure where I'm going to put all the flowers has my garden is only small.  I'm going to end up with a patio of pots next year - but the main thing is I had a great day out.

I'll be back shortly with my Project Life May pages.


Sheena said...

Looks like you had a great day out Jackie x
You can come & hold our chickens any time ;)