The medals have been announced for RHS Chelsea Flower Show and no real suprises from Chelsea this year, some really special gardens all trying to push the boundaries and most not going for the safe, proven gardens but gardens that really make you think – is that what people want from Chelsea or would you prefer to see gardens that are useable, that you could imagine yourself sitting in, using on an everyday basis. Whatever you are looking for from Chelsea and indeed from Bloom too then you have to agree the standard of show gardens is exceptional, the attention to detail it takes to get one of the Read More
With Show season fast approaching and as a garden designer I do feel the pain of all the designers building show gardens at the moment. It is a monumental task that is draining of energy and finances and only on the days when you can show them off do you actually have the time to sit back and look at your masterpiece but by that stage you are usually so exhausted especially after the huge amount of press briefings, the pre-show dinner & drinks and the array of judges, journalists, celebrities and dignitaries that have asked you similar questions about your work of art. Only then in a fit Read More
During a visit to London it felt wrong to not see Kew Gardens so we braved the coldest weekend ever in the city to visit the world famous botanical gardens and we weren’t disappointed.
There was a few things we didn’t see due to the snow and wind and the temperatures of below zero but the Palm House was just divine and a great escape from the weather with elegant tropical plants kept at humid temperatures.
The beautiful and Read More