Six word Saturday

Putting on a show, at Harrogate

All my old favourites, and some new folks too, all in impeccable condition.  That’s what I expect of a flower show, and Harrogate delivered.

And more than that, a fashion show.  The floral art had a sewing theme.  Simply stunning, don’t you think?

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There was so much more, but that’s quite enough for a Six Word Saturday.  I think it might do to celebrate Earth Day too.  Have a beautiful weekend, and look after your patch of earth!


  1. Wow!! 😀😀Jo, these are amazing photos and I’ve never seen flowers displayed so wonderfully and creatively before. What a joy to behold…the sewing ones are fabulously inventive. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Morning, Annika! 🙂 Back to work today? Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Yes, the floral art is fabulous. Why don’t I think of these things? Too busy walking 🙂 Have a good week!

  2. I started scrolling through these pictures and was saying ‘Wow” and then “oh wow!” and then “wow! wow! wow!” and hubby walked in and asked me what was wrong! haaaa – these are gorgeous, Jo!

  3. Gorgeous photos Jo and I love the sewing theme! Pity I’ll miss this – will be up in Yorkshire on May Day (just hope the trains are running from the West Country where I’m coming from!). Apparently I went to the Harrogate Flower Show as a small new born (am a March birthday) but I have no recollection of that though people kept stopping to peer in the pram (from what I’ve been told!). The flowers are simply stunning! 🙂

    1. They’re beautiful, aren’t they? I used to love this show when it was held in the Valley Gardens in the town centre but it grew too successful and they had to move it. 🙂 🙂

  4. Triple wow! These are gorgeous photographs Jo, the show looks incredible. Very envious of you having this ‘almost’ on your doorstep. Hope you are having a lovely weekend x

    1. Thanks, darlin! 🙂 The show was on over 4 days. We would have preferred to go on the Thursday, which turned out to be a lovely day, but it didn’t fit with seeing James and his lady. Friday was cool and windy but the pavilions and the floral art were stunning. Then into Leeds for a Thai 🙂 🙂

  5. How delightful. Love the tulips and the poppy and the clematis. I have to keep driving past the nurseries around here as I am tempted to go on a buying spree this year, but I must wait until after our holiday! The floral fashion was gorgeous – some people are so talented. I saw something like this at I think, the Chelsea flower show a couple of years back (on TV). How crowded was it then? That’s the one thing that puts me off Chelsea and Hampton Court. My daughter suggested we go to the latter, maybe I will take her up on the idea.

    1. Not long to wait then, Jude 🙂 Yes, the floral art bowled me over too. I’m no fan of crowds but you can’t put on a show and have nobody turn up. You just have to try and go against the flow and if you see a space move into it. We went to Hampton Court for Mick’s 50th and it’s a wonderful setting for a show. Things have got a lot more glitzy and big time since then. The Harrogate show was better and more atmospheric when it was in Valley Gardens but they just couldn’t accommodate the crowds any longer and the town ground to a halt. It’s all about selling isn’t it? I’d still love to do Chelsea one day.

      1. That’s true of course. Maybe I will take her up on it. I have never been to Hampton Court and it is only about 10 mins from where she lives!

  6. Beautiful, Jude would love the tulips, be a great place to buy the special ones. Despite the glorious orchids, my favourite is the elegant blue poppy. I’ve always liked them and tried to grow one a couple of times but failed! Happy Saturday babe x:-)x

    1. That plum and white orchid came home with me. The one we had was ‘sleeping’. 🙂 🙂 I’m wild about the poppies too, but never had much luck with them.

    2. Jude does like the tulips and the Himalayan blue poppy. I think they are hard to grow, but I might be tempted to have a go. Must check out what they like. Rosemoor has some lovely ones if you fancy a visit.

      1. I’m sure we attempted the blue poppy one year and lost it. 😦 Mick went round the show going ‘we used to have one of those’ to half the plants! 🙂 🙂

      2. Only 3- we’re not big splurgers 🙂 🙂 The plum and white orchid because our last one is in hibernation and we’ve had it a long time, £18, a lovely yellow and crimson iris called Pogo, but I knocked one of the flowers off on the way home ( 😦 ), planted in the garden this morning, before the icy blasts get here, £4.50 and a primula Mick liked in black and gold, £4.00. Not too bad! 🙂 Happy Sunday!

  7. Good morning, Jo. How nice to wake up and see all these beautiful flowers! For s split second, I thought I was someone else… like a queen, maybe. Ha. Love your photos! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful day.

    1. Glorious, Cathy! The skies were a bit stormy and grey but inside the floral pavilion it was heady Summer. 🙂 Thanks, hon! How are you doing? I bet the weeks are flying.

      1. Yes, Jo, the weeks are flying. What with my long work days (9 hours where I don’t have a moment to rest) and my expeditions, the first month has gone by in a flash. It’s hard to believe I only have 3 more months here. It makes me a bit crazy, looking at my list of places to see and realizing there is no way I will manage to squeeze even a small portion of them in! But I’m having fun, that’s for sure. 🙂

    1. Just a few tulips, Vivi, but lovely ones. 🙂 The flower arrangements always amaze me, and those floral dresses were wonderful. Thank you so much, darlin- my Amsterdam postcard arrived today. So glad you had a good time.

      1. Amazing displays … !!! Wonderful post, Joe! Glad you got your card. Have a lovely weekend now. We have sunny, but so windy and cold.

  8. What a celebration of the floral world. Your photos are spectacular: that pink rose is my favourite I think. Very different from my walk in the bush. The earth needs a millennium and more plus mega wisdom which is in pretty short supply. I hope your Sunday is spectacular too.

    1. I used to love this show when it was in the old fashioned Valley Gardens, Meg. It’s lost a little character now but you can’t fault the flowers. It was late when we got back after a Thai meal with James and his lady. Zumba and assorted tasks have left me weary so a quiet afternoon is planned, watching Rafa burn up the tennis court. Fingers crossed 🙂 🙂 Blooming great big hugs! 🙂

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