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Chelsea Flower Show 2011 and 2012

For Jude’s Garden Challenge this month, I am posting a couple of slideshows of Chelsea past… I was fortunate enough to attend on Member’s day with a friend in 2011 and 2012, and what a spectacle! 40 more words

Photo Challenges

A Garden Visitor

After visiting the Chelsea Flower Show in May I’ve been inspired to work on my own garden.  After all, who wouldn’t want a garden that looks like this? 138 more words


Farmopolis & Greenwich Market

This Saturday Ollie and I took a little trip down to Greenwich to check out Farmopolis, wander the streets, and fill up on food from the market. 304 more words


Flower of the month: Protea

This month’s flower of the month is protea, which is both the botanical and common name. It’s also sometimes called sugarbushes. It represents change and hope. 252 more words

Flower Of The Month

The Art of Making Gardens

The show garden designer should not stray too far from the garden, we would imagine; it is the aim of his work but also the source of his inspiration and a detachment from the hands-on experience of working in a garden may leave the designer working in a vacuum with the danger that his creations become less relevant or out of touch with the practicalities and niceties of plants growing in the real world rather than in the contrived vision of the show garden. 782 more words

Book Review


Let it never be said that being a couch potato is a bad thing. A few weeks ago I was indulging in one such spudly session whilst watching The Chelsea flower show; I was lost in a botanical dream land, wishing the many beautiful gardens were my own when suddenly something unusual (for my taste) caught my eye… Streptocarpus. 219 more words

Chelsea Flower Show

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At Chelsea Flower Show this year I was certainly in the minority. Most of the visitors were at least 40-50 years old, many travelling in coaches from the countryside, and all browsing the gardens and stalls for plants and sculptures to fill their vast lawns and kitchen gardens.  200 more words