In 2010 over 30 garden bloggers from all over the world met for the first ever UK get together at RHS Malvern Spring Show. This blog documents the lead up to that event plus the subsequent informal get togethers we've had in Malvern. There are also insights into the events of 2009, insider views from various exhibitors and personal views of Malvern and surrounding places of interest.

Thus this blog also forms a valuable resource for anyone wanting to visit either the spring or autumn versions of the show, or contemplating a visit to the area.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Meanwhile over on Twitter...

...Malvern stalwart @DebBird [and creator of the lovely Lola who graces the top of this blog - Ed] contemplates the start of this year's show garden build, egged on by Meet @ Malvern organisers @patientgarden and @malvernmeet, with occasional forays into the progress being made by @clairepotter and discovering new skills such as how to load pictures successfully into Twitpic (see photo below).

Now read on...

12th April - day 1 of official build, but the day before Deb is due to start:

@DebBird: Day One of Malvern build tomorrow, & I have to be in Stoke for the day-job...marvellous timing! Exciting to be able to get going though :)

@Malvernmeet: @DebBird Yay - go Deb! Good luck and I'm hoping to sneak up to Malvern to have a look if I ever get to grips with my allotment.

13th April - day 1 of Deb's build:

@DebBird: Ground broken at Malvern. VERY exciting!! :)

@Malvernmeet: @DebBird ooh ooh ooh - we want pictures! we want to see!

@DebBird: @Malvernmeet ha! at moment it's an 8x5m square of bare earth. I'll try & work out how to TwitPic. Greenhouse base going in on Thursday :)

@Malvernmeet: @DebBird don't worry, I took a pic of Claire's back in Feb 2 days after they started. It's so exciting to know it's all happening at last.

@DebBird: @Malvernmeet Claire's is starting to look REALLY good... :)

@DebBird: Malvern Build: Day One - contain your excitement now...

@patientgarden: @DebBird I say a square of earth - so much potential

@Malvernmeet: @DebBird oooooooooh! Why Ms Bird you are spoiling us :) Must go and look up where you are on the map Nina [Show Development Officer - Ed] sent me today

@DebBird: @patientgarden @Malvernmeet I did warn you... ;) Will start to look like 'something' by Thursday night, I promise!

@Malvernmeet: @DebBird are we meant to contain our excitement in those railway sleepers you've so thoughtfully provided for us?

@DebBird: @Malvernmeet I'm hoping the sleepers will stop the dogwood stems from blowing toward Pershore...time will tell!

Well folks ... will Deb's dogwood stems blow away towards Pershore? Will the base be ready for when the greenhouse arrives? Will we ever find out what the railway sleepers really are for? Tune in on Twitter to find out!


Carrie said...

I don't have twitter - will I ever be able to contain my excitement?!!! I must get myself some railway sleepers forthwith and put myself in a square of them (as the professionals seem to do...

M@M aka VP ;) said...

Carrie - Deb's been giving updates re progress on Twitter, plus the odd photo. If I get enough material I'll collate them into another post on here :)