Chelsea review

Chelsea 2014 So now the show gardens have been dismantled for another year and the grounds of Chelsea have been restored to verdant lawns, what did we think of it? Well I did get a sense of déjà vu looking at the corporate gardens with their straight formal lines, specimen trees, rather wishy-washy planting; the…

Up-Planting

Up-cycling is all the rage currently. A pun on the the design term of the year, why don’t you try Up planting! If you have some large blank walls that need some colour, Installing some planters on secure fixtures is a great way to give depth and scale to your garden. There are loads of…

Shrub of the Week

Cornus x ‘Venus Fantastic addition to the garden! Up to a meter in height. Drooping branches with awesome cream white flowers in the early Spring. Plant in a Sunny Spot. Gives a particularly good show after a previous good hot Summer! Great Autumn leaf colour.

Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Watching it from home this year! It’s always great to see what new innovations are coming through in Hard Landscaping and what’s going to be popular Plant wise! Concrete is being used to create some great effects in surfaces : Polished, bespoke sized cast slabs and vertical walling. Plants to look out for: Lupins Passion…