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Hampton Court Flower Show

the Good, the Bad and the Unrealistic! This is the final post specifically about the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2021; and I must say that the show organisers have pulled a show together in the most difficult of circumstances. So congratulations to all, the World and Nature have thrown biblical events about like confetti over the last 18 months;

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Are RHS Show Gardens worth copying?

In other words – how to not let show gardens deceive you! OK, so am I being harsh, well actually no. Having visited several shows over the years, the show gardens and display gardens although lovely and fabulous, do very little to help the average garden owner or novice gardener. The reality can sometimes be the opposite and can cause

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RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2021

We came, We saw, We thought …. I was so excited this year to receive my first ever Press Pass to this years RHS Hampton Court Flower Show! So myself and trusty photographer friend H, (whom you will all soon meet in the next series of podcasts from ‘The Plotting Shed‘) rose at the crack of dawn to drive to

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How to Plan a Garden Border

Let’s face it gardens are really all about the planting. We don’t walk into a garden and think ‘ooh amazing patio’ or ‘the path looks great’. Instead we walk around a garden looking at the plants, that is where the enjoyment lies. So this post is all about how to plan a garden border, so that it looks amazing and

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How to design a natural looking garden

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes with a myriad of styles and themes, but in reality there are only 3 basic forms. Structured gardens, natural more informal gardens and themed gardens, this week’s post is all about creating a natural looking garden. Natural Garden Styles These gardens are by their very nature less ‘built’, with fewer hard landscaped structures.

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What is a Contemporary Garden?

As a designer, I get asked all to frequently about either designing a low maintenance and or modern/contemporary garden – but what really are these? What is a contemporary garden anyway. What is to be created in fact, what is the client actually asking for? This got me thinking; because it is actually quite hard to define a style in

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