Tuesday, 13 October 2009

A Grand Day Out

M IS FOR?



THE MAGIC OF THE MALVERN AUTUMN SHOW!

~ where a couple of weeks or so ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with Patient Gardener again. Himself sends his thanks to you Helen for sparing him the ordeal of looking at all those flowers and plants :) On arrival we made a beeline for the RHS Flower Show where we gazed and gawped at the impressive displays and plants ~





On to the Harvest Pavillion and its seasonal celebration of all sorts of vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers all grown by amateur gardeners. Here we came across the weird and wonderful ~





the bright and cheerful ~





and the most artistic displays of perfect home grown vegetables - not a blemish or slug nibble on them. How do they do it ? ~



Later in the day I met up with himself and we spent the afternoon strolling about the showground in glorious autumn sunshine. There were all sorts of stalls, activities and displays - something for everyone ~

For the romantic soul ~



For the little people - a bijou caravan with lift up roof ~



For those who like their machines ~



and yet more marvellous veg ~




To round up the day an ice cream and a quick final whizz round the flower show, where I made one or two more purchases to add to the ones made earlier. Will 'fess up soon. A grand day out - my feet have more or less recovered and I hope to return for the spring show in 2010.

Move over to ABC Wednesday for more marvellous missives on the letter M.

21 comments:

  1. You really captured the color of the beautiful displays! And I love the little people's caravan - just precious. Thank you for taking me along!

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  2. What a fabulous Autumn Show! Oh, I want to go there! And your photos are gorgeous! You really captured all the warmth and color! And such fun things for the kids as well!

    Wonderful post, Anna!

    Sylvia

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  3. I love that trug full of vegetables. Somehow I don't think mine would ever look like that although I do have the trug!
    Note to self: go to Malvern instead of thinking about it.

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  4. Thanks for the wonderful tour of the festival. I love seeing all the flowers and gorgeous veggies.

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  5. I Love fall festivals and fairs. Thanks for the tour.

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  6. Anna~~ Wow, brains on display. LOL [5th photo] The first photo is my favorite--Mrs. Greenthumbs amid her treasures. The boots are way cool. I look forward to your "fessing up" about your take-homes. Although everything looks interesting, I must admit that as an incurable plant addict, shopping for plants would have been my favorite activity. And of course the ice cream!

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  7. Festive for sure! Love the wonderful colors and the unusual vegies...

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  8. What a beautiful Autumn Festival Show. Surprise to see those huge carrots and beautiful arrangement of flowers and vege.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Tell himself he is welcome!! See you in May!

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  10. This is like a step back in time. Delightful.

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  11. Ta for visiting! You take some gorgeous photos. It's also nice to see someone else appreciating French gardens. (I never take enough photos when I'm over there, though.) :)

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  12. It looks like the kind of day out that I love. The little caravan is so cute. Can't wait to hear about your purchases.

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  13. Looks like you had a great day out. Some of those veg look a bit,erm, unusual.

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  14. Thanks for the tour, Anna. I couldn't make it this year, so it's great to see your photos. You had nice weather!

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  15. It always sounds a great show and now I see it clearly is.

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  16. Those vegetables are perfect and as pretty as a flower. The dahlias are pretty amazing too.

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  17. Don't you love fairs! They seem to be similar to one another no matter where they are located. I have to say~~the weird vegies are indeed weird! The flowers are gorgeous and sigh, I envied you the blue skies! We miss the sun here in Nashville! gail

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  18. The caravan with the lift-up roof has me dreaming :)

    Looks like a fantastic show!

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  19. Anna thanks for sharing those lovely photo's with us, I would love to visit the show myself one day. I also love the sound of the little cottage that you stayed in, and the walled garden is lovely.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.