Helen YoungChelsea 2015: 10 things that caught my eye

What caught my eye at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015? From moss-covered lampshades to colourful potatoes and a must-have shell-covered pig seat, there really was something for everyone.

First up the CROWDS!

Crowds - yes it really IS this busy!

Yes it really IS this busy!

What to buy for the well-heeled:

1. A rocking horse, hand carved of course. This is No.2 in a limited edition commemorating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. No.1 was presented to the queen last week. Yours for only £9000.

Rocking horse, hand carved of course. This is No.2 in a limited edition commemorating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. No. 1 was presented to the queen last week. Yours for 9000 pounds.

Rocking horse, hand carved of course. This is No.2 in a limited edition commemorating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. No. 1 was presented to the queen last week. Yours for £9000

2. A shell pig seat – I didn’t even know which question to ask first about this one. But only £4500.

A shell pig seat for only £4500

A shell pig seat for only £4500

New additions for your garden:

1. A fake turf hut

Fake turf hut at the Chelsea Flower Show

Fake turf hut at the Chelsea Flower Show

2. A nesting cubby house

Nesting cubby house at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Nesting cubby house at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015 you didn’t know you needed

More affordable items you didn’t know you needed:

1. Grape scissors

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 extraordinary things to buy grape scissors

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 extraordinary things to buy grape scissors

2. Moss lamp shades

Moss lamp shades at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Moss lamp shades

3. Seriously waterproof boots!

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 extraordinary things to buy seriously waterproof boots

Extraordinary things to buy seriously waterproof boots

Decorations for your next tea party:

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Floral tea

Floral tea

Who knew potatoes were so colourful?

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 extraordinary things to see perfect potatoes

Extraordinary things to see perfect potatoes

Yes, the Chelsea Flower Show caters for everyone….

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Helen Young

About Helen Young

Helen is a regular garden columnist for the Weekend Australian, horticulture editor for Australian House and Garden, presenter on ABC702 radio's weekend gardening program, consulting horticulturist, author of 'Balcony Gardening', and garden tour host. Sydney, NSW

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