Southport Flower Show: part 3

Artificial turf was everywhere

Artificial turf was everywhere…

There is so much to see at the show so here are some random views. Having to work most of the day means I missed lots and I was moved on from the Show Gardens by a TV camera drone (more on the gardens tomorrow). So this is a random selection of sights from the show.

Including on this rather scary-looking horse

…including on this rather scary-looking horse

The Flavourfresh stand demonstrated the range of toms they grow. They are local to the show and grow premium toms for supermarkets. The theme for the show was Rio and their stand had an obvious 'World Cup' theme. The green toms kept ripening and had to be amended daily to keep the pitch green.

The Flavourfresh stand demonstrated the range of toms they grow. They are local to the show and grow premium toms for supermarkets. The theme for the show was Rio and their stand had an obvious ‘World Cup’ theme. The green toms kept ripening and had to be amended daily to keep the pitch green.

They had some delicious-looking varieties

They had some delicious-looking varieties

The amateur competition is always worth a look

The amateur competition is always worth a look

The Grand Marquee was packed with exhibits including ivies, begonias and pelargoniums from Fibrex...

The Grand Marquee was packed with exhibits including ivies, begonias and pelargoniums from Fibrex…

Fuchsias from CK Lockyer...

Fuchsias from CK Lockyer…

and Roualeyn Fuchsias...

and Roualeyn Fuchsias…

Mammoth (and unusual) veg from Robinsons...

Mammoth (and unusual) veg from Robinsons…

Chrysanthemums from Chrysanthemums Direct ...

Chrysanthemums from Chrysanthemums Direct …

Herbaceous plants from Holden Clough...

Herbaceous plants from Holden Clough…

and begonias and streptocarpus from Dibleys

and begonias and streptocarpus from Dibleys

There were signs of Rio everywhere...

There were signs of Rio everywhere…

southport marquee

while outside you could eat kippers...

while outside you could eat kippers…

watch 'thrill' acts...

watch ‘thrill’ acts…

watch Inch perfect trials ( I only saw them setting up) ...

watch Inch perfect trials ( I only saw them setting up) …

or get some ideas for your own garden!

or get some ideas for your own garden!

 

 

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2 Comments on “Southport Flower Show: part 3”

  1. joy
    August 23, 2014 at 8:49 am #

    those kippers looked good mmmmm smoked kippers

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