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The Chelsea Greenhouses – Oh! So Stylish

As you know I’m obsessed with greenhouses and what to put in them to make them the most stylish place in the garden. So when I arrived at Chelsea to find three stands oozing with greenhouse style I nearly did a back flip. There are always greenhouses at Chelsea. Of course they are big ticket […]

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Chelsea 2015 – The Trends

Chelsea Garden Show is like Fashion Week for plants. The visitors are not only looking to be wowed by the skill and daring of the show gardens but they’re paying close attention to what’s in and what’s out this year. So here’s my take on this seasons trends for both planting and styling. Is orange […]

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Chelsea Flower Show – First Thoughts

I arrived at Chelsea Flower Show at 7am this morning. It wasn’t raining but the clouds were gathering and threatening to puff up my newly dried hair. It was grey and the cold had kept most people away – perfect conditions for taking photos. I had diligently made a list of all the gardens I […]

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What the Heck is in my Garden?

I was getting out of my car yesterday and my neighbour was outside his house. We chatted and during the conversation he asked me, “What is that lovely flowering tree you have? I’m thinking of getting something like that for our back garden.” Of course, I couldn’t remember the name of it. “It’s a Viburnum,” […]