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Sandringham Flower Show 2012
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After a year off we are back at the Sandringham Flower Show with a new design in the small gardens category. Building the show garden this year began on Saturday 21st July.

The title of our garden is "Celebration Time" inspired by the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. We have been keeping this diary updated throught the progress from soil to completed garden. Scroll to the bottom of the page for day 1.

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Even more fantastic news - awarded 'Best in Show' AND 'The People's Choice'. It can't get any better than that!

Lots of thanks must go to our sponsors this year:

Edgefield Nurseries who provided all the plants.
Broadland Products who custom-made the gorgeous railings.
Swallow Timber Products who built us the lovely summerhouse.
Sheila Roythorne, Coach and Horses, Dersingham for her hospitality and accommodation.

And most of all to our designer who can finally relax!

Sally relaxes at last.

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- Wednesday 25th July 2012 leaf motif

The Judges, Chris Beardshaw and Alan Mason discuss the garden...

Brilliant news, the New Shoots garden wins a Gold!

And here you have it. Fantastic job everyone!

Part of the border

and the beautiful plants were supplied by Edgefield Nurseries (NR24 2RL). Thank you Gary.
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Ah, it's ready and relax...

Sally relaxes...

until tomorrow!

Yes, it's all very busy. show day is tomorrow. More planting to do...

Agapanthus waiting for planting

Agapanthus awaiting planting.

Urn planted up.

The urn is ready.

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The end of day 3. More planting and a nearly completed summerhouse.

The garden at the nd of day 3.

Getting started on day 3. More plants making an appearance and something is happening in the summerhouse - painting!
Starting day 3
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Midway through day 2 and the garden is really starting to take shape.

The railings are lovely.
Custom made for us by the brilliant Broadland Products at Hoveton.


Midway through day 2
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Well, that's it for day 1. Well done everyone.

End of day 1

And a summerhouse - thank you
Swallow Timber Products.

And a summerhouse...

Sally - is the pressure getting to her?


Soil and fencing - the start of the new garden.

And they're off! So far, soil and some fencing.

Painting the fence


Sandringham 2012 leaflet