May Flowers

The last week of May was always special to my Father, every year he would head for the Chelsea Flower Show.  In his adult life he only ever missed two, once for National Service and the other because I had the bad timing to arrive earlier than expected.  For many years he exhibited before eventually graduating to become a judge.  These are flowers from my own garden that will not win any prizes.



  1. May 29, 2016 / 12:12 am

    They may not win any prizes but are beautiful nevertheless. Happy belated birthday to you x

  2. May 29, 2016 / 12:16 am

    Well done your Dad and snap on the garden flowers this week! Such a great time of year for them.

  3. May 29, 2016 / 12:19 am

    They may not win any prizes but the flowers are beautiful nonetheless – and the photos you’ve captured of them are equally so.

  4. Neesie23
    May 29, 2016 / 12:19 am

    Gorgeous exhibits Catherine. How wonderful for your Father to have been involved with the show. I actually managed to take my sister to Chelsea Flower Show for a Birthday treat two years ago. It’s a fabulous event… sharing your love of plants with so many like minded people. I’ll never forget it and hopefully may even revisit one day.
    Happy Birthday and have a great Sunday

  5. May 29, 2016 / 12:23 am

    Happy Belated Birthday. What absolutely stunning colours 🙂

  6. May 29, 2016 / 6:14 am

    I would LOVE to go to Chelsea. Fancy your dad was a judge. As someone who regularly kills plants I would have rewarded all the growers. Hehe. Your flowers are fabulous! #MySundayPhoto

  7. May 29, 2016 / 6:20 am

    A very impressive array of flowers. I fear the only things I’m growing are tomatoes and strawberries and I’m not sure the strawberries are going to survive my efforts! Interesting story behing the pics too, clearly a poignant time of year for you. #MySundayPhoto

    • May 29, 2016 / 8:16 am

      We have strawberries and tomatoes too, but like you our berries are not heading for a bumper crop this year

  8. May 29, 2016 / 7:17 am

    Although they may not win prizes the poppy is simply stunning xx

    • May 29, 2016 / 8:17 am

      Maybe I should get busy with the cardboard and tinfoil and make my own.

  9. May 29, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    They are gorgeous flowers! So pretty and colourful x

    • May 30, 2016 / 7:51 am

      Thank you! Snowdrops are my favourite in February, Bluebells in April …… then by the time May is here I change my mind every time something new opens. Apple blossom is always special

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