Simon Webster's photos


  • Dangling amaryllis frenzy

    The spectacular display of plants suspended about one of the stands in the Grand Pavilion at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. At ground level the stand was beautifully decorated with alliums (allia?) in glorious regiment

  • Driftwood wild horses

    Driftwood sculpture of fighting horses bu James Doran-Wood on display at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. Life size and quite breath taking (as was the price)

  • The garden wall

    One of the pillars of the Garden Gate entrance to Ranelagh Gardens at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, location of the Chelsea Flower Show (taken whilst we were queuing to get in)


  • Above lavender corner

    A boundary of lavender (seen from above) describes the edge of one of the trade stands at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. I think it was selling metal stands for growing plants up

  • Horticultural traitors' gate

    Single flowers suspended in test tubes above one of the stands in the Grand Pavilion at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. A proper gardener would know what these flowers are

  • Lookin' at me?

    A slightly confrontational metal deer on one of the stands at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. The panels behind it are a metal elephant (is any garden complete without one?)


  • Auricula John Wayne

    Part of a fine display of auriculae in the Grand Pavilion ant the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I don't know if this one is named for the grizzled film star, though it was developed in the late seventies, around the time that the actor died.

  • Dogs and lions

    Garden ornament for people with deep pockets, large gardens and a canine/leonine bent. These seen on a stand at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

  • Rich Brothers interviewed

    Harry and David Rich seen in silhouette on the light reflecting thing used by the BBC whilst interviewing the brother in their silver gilt winning garden (Vital Earth: The Night Sky Garden) at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.


  • Gin and tonic

    A view from inside one of the tubular structures that decorated the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show

  • The rosebud gorilla

    A gorilla covered in pink rosebuds - a circumstance that rarely happens in the wild. This one is at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. Not apparent in this shot, but it is sat on top of an equally rose-y piano

  • Circle of tomatoes

    A stand in the Grand Pavilion at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show interspersed floral displays with glorious arrangements of vegetables. Sadly don't remember the name of the company that created this beautiful stand


  • Her imagination overflowing

    A slightly baffled, but charming statue cum flower pot by Lily Sawtell on her wonderful stand at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. Her expression and head full of plants mirrored mine by the end of the day.

  • Tour de Yorkshire

    The rear wall of the Tour de Yorkshire garden at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. The garden, designed by Alistair W Baldwin, was sponsered by Welcome to Yorkshire to depict the landscape that will greet the first stages of this year's Tour de France which…

  • Bojo and Boris

    Shauna Richardson's crochetdermy (stuffed crochet) gorilla (Bojo), inspired by Boris Johnson, the no less unlikely Mayor of London. Pictures of Boris are pinned to the back wall. Bojo - equally blond but a sight more dignified - was being displayed at t…


  • Man of shadows

    Man. In shadow

  • Brinkley cemetery gate

    A stone in the wall by the gate to the churchyard of St Mary's church in Brinkley - just in case you weren't sure what the lawn full of gravestones beyond actually was.

  • Window mystery solved

    The baffling complex procedure of opening a window cleverly explained by a hotel window in Manchester. And to think for years I'd had to get some ventilation by trying to smash my way through the glass with the Gideon bible.


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