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Gazebo over the show garden plants

Show Garden Top Tips

Tuesday 19th June, 2012

I’ve recently spent some time at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live in Birmingham assisting Chris Beardshaw planting his show garden Urban Oasis.

We set out and planted 450 plants in the pouring rain. There was mud everywhere and I loved it. At one point we were bailing the water out of planting holes with buckets. I discovered that wearing waterproof trousers doesn’t mean that you won’t get soaked through to your underwear, and that as long as it isn’t too cold, being wet through is NOT THAT BAD.

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Curly Sue

Thursday 3rd May, 2012

Last month I took a trip over the Pennines for a sunny visit to a Client’s garden in Sheffield to see how the borders were looking. The great thing about garden design is seeing how things grow and develop as they make themselves at home and get on or fall out with their neighbours. The planting is now three years old and was looking fantastic for mid-April. Continue reading…

Just the beginning

Tuesday 24th April, 2012

I have postponed my show garden until next year. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I have learned a great deal. Mainly that I can design a show garden, find a contractor, visit a load of nurseries and suppliers, get some sponsorship in kind AND the involvement of the RSC in just ten days.  Continue reading…

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