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A Crafty Chai at Chelsea Flower Show

Last weekend was quite the whirlwind! Not only did I celebrate my birthday on the Friday and visit Harry Potter, but on the Saturday, thanks to Interflora, I headed to Chelsea Flowers Show with my friend Anna. I’d won tickets through their Pinterest competition and was so excited to go. I was so surprised to win – to be honest, I would’ve been chuffed to win some flowers, but this was way better!

It was a fairly early start to get into London before the crowds and more importantly, before the rain! We were fairly lucky on that score, being that we managed to dodge any showers until we were heading home. The crowds were more difficult to dodge – it was packed! I’ve never been shoulder barged by quite so many pensioners! Sometimes it was so busy, you couldn’t see the garden and lots of my photos have heads in. Nonetheless, it was an epic day and I took soooooo many photos, that I’ve had to put them on Flickr. Here are a few of my favourite snaps from the day.

Moss

Allium

Carnivores

Cape Town

Purples White flowers Potters Garden

Garden

Interflora Display Me in the Interflora display

This is me standing in the winning Interflora display. Despite me nearly destroying the display and the florists having such a busy week, they talked me through the display quite happily. There were so many amazing displays of flowers, from growers, countries, trade stands and designers. It gave me so much inspiration for my own garden and I think we’re going to go with a country cottage style garden, with lots of alliums, poppies, wild flowers and a few other select plants, like peonies, lily of the valley and some ornamental grasses. Watch this space!

It was an overwhelming, brilliant, amazing, exhausting, attack on all the senses experience. I loved it! I’d definitely go again, though I think I’d like to go during the week instead. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Julia at Interflora for getting in touch about the competition and passing on the good news of my win!

My Interflora Garden

Yesterday I received an email from the lovely people at Interflora, telling me about a competition to win tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show. Every year I watch the flower show on TV. It’s always around my birthday and every year I tell myself, I’ll get tickets to go next year. Guess what? I never have. So, in for a penny, in for a pound, I’m enterting the competition. Not only is the prize awesome, but the compeition itself is very pinteresting! (see what I did there?!) Why? Because all you have to do is create a board on Pinterest called My Interflora Garden, fill it with images for your dream garden, include the competition image, below, and submit it before middday on Friday 16th May. What a great idea! Here’s my Pinterest board:

My Interflora Garden

This is coming at quite a good time too. As the weather is improving, my mind is turning more and more to finally finishing off the garden. At the moment we have one plant and lots of grass/weeds. Once we’ve cleared the borders (again) and decided on some edging, we’ll be ready for planting. I’m very excited about finally getting some plants in the ground and some colour in the garden. I’m hoping that once we’ve got plants in, it’ll be much easier to manage. That’s true, right?! If you’ve got any tips or great plants that grow well with very little maintenence, then please let me know. I’m at a bit of loss as to what to go for!

If you want to enter the Interflora competition, then here’s the instructions. Good luck!

Interflora competition

PS: I’m taking part in Blog Every Day in May this year. So be prepared to have your Bloglovin’ feed filled with my ramblings and slightly shoddy iPhone pictures! Are you taking part? Let me know so I can add your blog to my Bloglovin’!

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