|Alan Street's 25th (I think) Gold Medal-winning stand for Avon Bulbs.|
|Blom's tulips were as good as ever - and staged exactly the same as ever...|
|The sumptuous display of lavenders from Downderry Nursery was awarded a Silver-Gilt, but it was outstanding.|
|Part of the huge Gold Medal display by Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants, beautifully presented in great diversity. |
The Verbascum is the tried and tested 'Gainsborough'
|Raymond Evison must be considered the all-time greatest breeder of Clematis, as demonstrated by this remarkable display of large-flowred cultivars surrounding a tunnel made of C. viticella cultivars.|
|Meconopsis and Primula japonica on Kevock Garden Plants' stand - a treasure trove of delights from Stella and David Rankin, first -time Chelsea exhibitors, but noted plant collectors and growers.|
|Winchester Growers' dahlias from the National Collection was a mass of colour with some really lovely cultivars on display; the smallish-flowered white 'Etheral' (centre left) caught my eye for the second year in succession.|