Chelsea Flower Show 2013


  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 960

    Thanks Sue. Not sure about some of the iris colours...but some lovely roses and clematis.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,041

    Nice Sue, thanks.

    I'll have Clematis 'Lemon Beauty' please and the nepeta

  • Pippin2Pippin2 Posts: 6

    I notice the Australian garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show features a large Xanthorrhoea (grass tree).

    I'm very disappointed as these plants are not grown, but ripped out of forrests.  What makes this sadder is that this plant would be many hundreds of years old (definitely before white people arrived) and once they are removed from there natural landscape, die a very slow death.  

    I think it's disgraceful that a garden exhibition can just rip the plants out of the native forrests - the RHS should have a critea that the plants on display should be grown.


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,505

    Please see responses to your other post on this subject.  I, and others, believe all plants for Chelsea gardens have to be sustainably sourced from nurseries or existing gardens and that the plants you mention are readily available in Oz nurseries..  

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Pippin2Pippin2 Posts: 6

    Thanks please see other thread for response.

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