11 August 2018

The Jersey Battle of Flowers | The famous must-see annual event

The Jersey Battle of Flowers | The famous must-see annual event
We arrived here in Jersey to find that there was a moonlight showing of the Battle Of The Flowers parade so we quickly booked some seats for the show. It was very interesting for us and I think also for those without an interest in flowers as there were various other performances in the parade such as marching bands and dancers. 

Welcome to the official Jersey Battle of Flowers website

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PAVEMENT SEATS HAVE BEEN SOLD FOR THE MOONLIGHT PARADE

 THERE IS LIMITED PAVEMENT AVAILABILITY FOR THE DAY PARADE 

BUT THERE CURRENTLY IS SEATING IN STANDS A, B, C, D and E. 

BATTLE HQ WILL MOVE TO THE ARENA TOMORROW THEREFORE TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE  FROM THE LIBERTY WHARF KIOSK OR AT THE PARADE GATES

The Jersey Battle of Flowers Highlights from the 2017 Day and Moonlight Parade.

The Jersey Battle of Flowers 2018 will take place on Thursday 9th August and Friday 10th August 2018.   

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First staged in 1902 in celebration of a Royal Coronation, the Jersey Battle of Flowers has since grown over the past century and more to become one of the largest floral carnivals in Europe and without doubt a major highlight in Jersey's varied summer calendar of festivals and events.

This website has been specifically created to give you a flavour of what to expect from one of Jersey's most popular festivals – whether you are a first time visitor to this floral spectacle or a regular spectator.

As and when information is confirmed, we will post on this website, including details on purchasing tickets as well as a preview of this year's exhibitors and floats, a glimpse at some of the other activities and events taking place as part of the parades and an opportunity to share some magical moments thanks to our gallery of images from past to present day.

And don't forget – you can also keep up to date with activities and news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.



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10 August 2018

Holiday To Jersey.

Today we start a eight day holiday to Jersey which is one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France. We have just gone through all the airport stuff and are now waiting to board the plane which is nowhere to be seen at the moment.

21 May 2018

Wild Garlic Woods

This picture was taken during the morning bunny run with Timmy. He like to check all his bunny friends are home safe and sound. If there are any lingering on the surface he soon rounds them up and sends them home.

7 March 2018

Another day mulching.

I've spent another day  mulching roses with a mix of leaf mould and horse manure. 

Also this morning for a bit of a change I did a bit of forking and tidying on the east shrub border.



6 March 2018

Mulching the roses




Apart from the cloche project I have been doing some mulching in the rose garden. I use a mix of leaf mould and horse manure mixed roughly half and half.

Lantern Cloche Project.

At the moment I am doing some repair work to a couple of lantern cloches that I found during a clear our of one of the sheds in the stable yard. This morning I have stuck in some of the missing glass and added some resin to a couple of the corners that were cracked and flexing. I did the other two corners and part of the side that had come adrift last week when it was snowing and they are now solid.
One I did earlier
 
The one I'm working on at the moment.

Mysterious Shed


On this mornings walk we came upon this mysterious shed in the woods. The thing that took my eye thought was the mass of snowdrops growing all around it.

5 March 2018

Footballer Timmy

One of Timmy's favourite games is football. When I got him he didn't know how to play at all and even when he started he was very wary of getting in trouble for playing. I tried to start him off with a tennis ball as all our previous dogs love tennis balls but whenever I would go to pick up a small ball he would run away. I mentioned this to someone from the rescue place and they said that he probably ran away because he was used to people picking up stones and throwing them at him and so thought that is what I was doing so I quickly gave that up as a bad job. The football came about quite by accident when he found an old football in the bushes, he dragged it out and started tossing it around and he has been doing so ever since. At first he didn't like me playing with him but now he allows me to kick it for him every now and then.

The Echiums

The leaf tips of the Echiums are a bit scorched but the growing points seem okay and should pull away with some decent weather.

Old clothes

Under the builders bags I used a variety of old clothes wrapped around the plants, these along with builders bags were left on for the duration of the cold spell.