If you love gardening, beautiful flowers or just a great day out then Chelsea Flower Show is the place for you! For one week in late May, the grounds of the Royal Hospital, where the Chelsea Pensioners live, are transformed into a gardening heaven from the incredible show gardens to stalls selling hoses, from the creative artisan gardens to a stand selling tractors! Continue reading
Summer’s coming so it must be time for the Chelsea Flower Show, except the British weather sometimes forgets to keep up! We had a great day out even tho’ there were a couple of mad dashes into the main pavilion to escape the downpours. Continue reading
Chelsea Flower Show is a famous part of the British summer and after several weeks of poor weather the sun came out and we were off to Chelsea! This year I opted to go on the last day, having been before on the opening day and braved the crowds in exchange for the chance to buy some plants when everything is dismantled at the end of the day. Continue reading
The London heatwave continues much to everyone’s surprise and there was not a single rain stoppage at Wimbledon – must be that centre court roof acting as a anti rain device! This week’s blog focuses on the elephants and the tennis, with a street party and some Pride thrown in.
All the elephants that have been scattered around London for several weeks now were gathered together for a final parade before being auctioned off for the Indian elephant charity. I went down, as did so many other Londoners, as they were an irresistible sight. I’ve limited myself to just a few new photos but there were 250 to delight the snappers! The location was the old Chelsea Hospital which is famous for being the home of the annual Chelsea Flower Show but more famous for being the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. The hospital which was more a place of refuge for servicemen, was founded in 1682 by Charles 11 for veterans. It still does the same work for about 400 residents tho’ has accepted a servicewoman (!) and the average age is 83 for these famous red coats that we can see out and about and on special occasions. It’s a very large and grand site that you can wander round with a museum and shop so I’ve included one photo of one particularly impressive section.
Bye for now, Sue http://itsyourlondon.co.uk/