Chelsea 2014: Highlights

It was hot and sweaty…the kind of weather in which a lady in a corset would swoon.

Luckily I was not in my corset yesterday…but I do want to salute the high-heeled brigade; extremely impressive…I am in awe.

The judges have their criteria, but I know nothing of that.

Here are my top ten Chelsea snapshots…views that made me go oooh; ideas I want to steal; things that I won’t forget in a hurry.

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Cleve’s planting, which went from this….

 

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…to this. Seamlessly…(somehow). The M&G Garden, Cleve West. (Gold Medal)

 

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The tranquility of that lawn…and those squished box balls – perfection. Telegraph Garden, Tommaso del Buono & Paul Gazerwitz (Gold Medal)

 

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Immaculate hard landscaping, and soft colours. Laurent-Perrier Garden by Luciano Giubbelei. (Gold Medal, and Best In Show)

 

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An incredibly moving mound. No Man’s Land, by Charlotte Rowe. (Gold Medal)

 

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A beautiful auricula in the most perfect of pots.

 

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Meconopsis confection.

 

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A very pretty new Gaura called ‘Freefolk Rosy’

 

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A wall of chamomile. The Mind’s Eye, by LDC Design (Gold Medal)

 

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An amazing outdoor table

 

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My very own Best In Show, and somewhere I would really rather like to live…

 

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The Topiarist Garden at West Green House, by Marylyn Abbott…

 

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…with strawberries, and ferns, and mossy stone dogs…

 

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Bliss… (Silver-Gilt Medal)

 

 

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