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The Urban Retreat in photos

Now that the Chelsea Flower Show is over, it is sad to think that photos are the only means we have to revisit so many beautiful gardens. 131 more words


RHS Chelsea Flower Show Part 2 - The Planting

I returned to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week to experience four days of planting. The garden had altered dramatically since I was last at SW3, even though I had only been away for a couple of days! 551 more words


More views of Allianz Garden Show Ireland

A bit late this time but here’s a few more photos from the Allianz Garden Show Ireland on May 8-10 in the grounds of Antrim Castle. 231 more words


RHS Chelsea Flower Show Part 1 - The Build

I imagine it is similar to arriving at multiple film sets. Hustle and bustle, beeping lorries reversing, generators whirring, drilling, hammering, cement mixers churning, shouts and calls from every corner of the site. 813 more words


RHS Malvern Spring Festival Show Gardens - Some Highlights

I have been attending RHS Malvern Spring Festival, as it is now known, for 15 years and over this time there has been a slow increase in the quality and number of show gardens.  633 more words


Show Garden Update - April

Probably about time I did an update about my forthcoming show garden!

I think everything is starting to take shape. I’m trying to get as much done as soon as I can, just in case any unexpected problems arise – quite possible considering I am feeling my way through the whole process. 236 more words


RHS Cardiff

Yesterday, Charles and I visited RHS Cardiff, arranging to meet my daughter Caitlin there as she studies Geography at Cardiff university. Charles was one of the guest speakers, so we all had free passes for the event – according to which we were all named Charles Dowding… 734 more words