Huge Congratulation to Chris Beardshaw who has won the Best in Show for his Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC, he wasn’t the bookies favourite but his proven track record and many years of experience of both Chelsea and Show Gardens has paid off and as I mentioned in my previous blog post his is garden that you could see yourself sat in, one that can be transferred to lots of gardens around the country, to me that is important. Its all well and good having the run of your creativity and producing gardens based on faraway places but and there does need to be a bit of that, Read More
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
Today we are showcasing the first two gardens, interesting gardens that attracted us in different ways
The first is the M&G Garden by Sarah Price a romanticised haven designed for a warm and sunny climate (unlike ours in Ireland) but it with its beautiful terracotta tones, mediterranean plants that celebrates colour, texture, light and shadow. This is tipped for best in Show.
The stand-out plants in the garden are a pair of beautifully gnarled old pomegranate trees. Their spreading forms contrast with the more upright shape of crepe myrtle (Largerstroemia indica) grown for their attractive bark and showy late summer flowers. Also in the garden is a young cork oak, another Read More