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The red dragon of Wales at the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival in 1992

I can’t believe that 2017 sees the 25th anniversary of the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival that brought two million visitors to Blaenau Gwent in South East Wales.

The festival lasted six months, from May until October and transformed a derelict industrial wasteland into a blossoming landscape nearly two miles long. (more…)

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The Big Friendly Giant stood at the entrance to the Cardiff Flower Show – Roald Dahl came from Cardiff

We go every year to the Cardiff RHS Flower Show in Bute Park, so here are my images from last weekend. I didn’t find it as wonderful as in previous years, and didn’t snap everything as greedily, but that’s probably just because I now feel “I’ve seen it all before”. Oh dear… (more…)

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Hippeastrum Red Lion with crown imperial fritillaries at Cardiff RHS Show, 2015

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Cardiff Show in Bute Park was better than ever this year. We went on the Sunday, which was a sunny but cool day, and here are a few things that took my fancy… (more…)

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A trio of metal bees for £17.50 from Patio and Terrace… http://www.patioandterrace.co.uk

On Sunday we went to the Cardiff RHS Flower Show in Bute Park. It was a glorious Spring day and it felt great to be out and about. In previous years (click here for 2012 and 2013) I took a lot of flower pictures, but this time I seem to have taken far more of the outside trade stalls.

First there were the insects… (more…)

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A Herdwick ram at Cardiff Country Fair…

We went to the first Cardiff Country Fair at Cardiff Castle on Sunday. It was a glorious sunny autumn day.

I wasn’t happy with the way my photographs were going, so I thought at least I would take these portraits of all the different sheep breeds there for (more…)

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Rather fantastic Hooded Figure wood sculpture by Ed Elliott at Cardiff RHS Show 2013 – see http://www.edelliott.co.uk

At the weekend we made our annual visit to the Cardiff RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Show and this year the weather stayed fine. Here are some of my pictures and I will identify the suppliers’ websites where I can.

It was a very friendly show…

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The friendly Bob the Butterfly and Gerry the Gerbera entertained…

We bought (more…)

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Lilium Royal Sunset at the RHS Cardiff Show, April 2012

It has been over a week now since I went to the Royal Horticultural Society’s show here in Cardiff. But I took so many pictures that (more…)

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