Show of Hands – Chelsea Fringe


Finally and cutting it a little fine here is my Show of Hands post as part of VegPlottings Chelsea Fringe project. She is collecting images of gardeners’ hands and then she is going to compile them into a slide show. You can see more by following this link.

I wondered what to do for mine as I wanted something relevant to me. Then today I discovered a huge old Fatsia leaf which had fallen on the ground. I was fascinated with how big the leaf is compared to my hand and my hands aren’t that dainty. I think this is an apt image for my Show Hands post given my fascination with hardy exotics and foliage.




8 Comments Add yours

  1. Noelle says:

    Great Leaf. Would work well as a template for spraying a design on walls.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      True, I was saying it would be a good parasol but son pointed out it would go smelly!

  2. Judy Mooney says:

    Love this idea. And, you have a beautiful hand 🙂

  3. What a great snapshot! How big is the tree that this leaf came from?

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Cady
      It’s probably just over 5ft, difficult to tell as on slope. It’s been planted there for four or five years so quite established

    2. Oh my gosh! I expected that tree to be really really tall!!!!

    3. Helen Johnstone says:

      It’s a big leafy shrub

  4. VP says:

    Phew, just made it! Your photo reminds me of pottery classes where we used horse chestnut leaves as templates for making various plates and shallow bowls. Thanks for joining in Helen 🙂

    Also, catching up with your earlier posts- I’m delighted to see the RHS have finally managed to get the external trials scheme up and running. I went on a tour of the trials field at Wisley a few years ago and they said they were intending to do it. It’ll be fascinating to be involved as a recorder.

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