Yesterday on what must have been the hottest day of the year so far we headed off to the Hampton Court Flower show. After a long, hot drive we reached the magnificent Hampton Court with it's stunning gardens.
I love the regal avenue of yew trees, they are such a beautiful dark green and wonderful shapes.
The ferns looked wonderfully cool and shady on such hot day. They were displayed by Fernatix who have appeared at Chelsea and on Gardener's World.
I love sweet peas and bought seed for the lovely dark pinky red ones in the top right hand corner. They are called 'Fields Of Fire'.
This year there was a vintage theme at the show. I wasn't expecting this so along with the Country Living marquee and the Vintage marquee I was very happy.
There was a theme of vintage village fete and tea on the lawn and the marquee was beautifully decorated with bunting.
The blue cushion on the Lloyd Loom chair was made out of delicate flower heads.
These were some beautiful posies on Jane Packer's stand.
The show gardens were interesting but struggling in the heat.
In the rose tent there was a theme of A Midsummer Nights Dream. The David Austin roses were beautiful as always.
We left at the end of the day as the sun was starting to go down and we watched the green parakeets flying wild over the lovely gardens.