It is RHS Chelsea week again and it has returned to its normal time of year. I have never visited in person and I don't think I probably will - I am not someone who enjoys being in large crowds of people. However, I do watch all the TV coverage and enjoy looking at the gardens and plants.
This was the People's Choice winner - 'The Perennial Garden - With Love'. I like the relaxing green and white planting with touches of plum.
This was the RNLI garden designed by Chris Beardshaw, which came second in the People's Choice awards. He always has beautiful planting.
This was the Morris and Co Garden (designed by Ruth Wilmott). Two of William Morris' patterns, Trellis and Willow Bough, were included in various ways. This was third in the People's Choice awards.
All the photos above are from the RHS Chelsea website (information on the medals is here
). These gardens all have more traditional planting.
Judging from what I have seen on TV, more natural planting styles are very much the trend, which is a good thing for wildlife.
Back in my garden, the roses are starting to bloom, (but they deserve a post to themselves), together with foxgloves (my latest favourite - I need many more of these and will sow some more seeds soon).
Two foxgloves in a pot just outside the window.
This foxglove was plonked rather unceremoniously into a pot last year but is looking lovely.
The alliums are still looking good too...
...with their vibrant colours of purple and green.