Monthly Archives: May 2012

Health Benefits of Vegetables

Growing your own fruit and veg is really rewarding and not that hard. I dug a really small plot a couple of years ago to grow some carrots, parsnips and onions. Last year’s crop was small but it’s looking much more … Continue reading

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 – Plant of the Year, Digitalis Illumination Pink

This year’s Plant of the Year is a natural stunner, and how good it is to see a beautiful, shade-loving plant like this win such a prestigious award. Digitalis (Foxglove) Illumination Pink, Chelsea Plant of the Year 2012 Any variety of Digitalis, … Continue reading

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Award Winners!

Furzey Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw and sponsored by Furzey Gardens. GOLD MEDAL WINNER The design: Furzey Garden is a unique and colourful design at the show, featuring acid-loving plants and enchanting thatched buildings. Photo from Monday 21st May 2012: The M&G … Continue reading

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012, Furzey Garden

RHS CHELSEA PRESS DAY Chris Beardshaw’s enchanting Furzey Garden. Made with plants that are great for acid soils, such as Azalea, Rhododendron and Acer. It’s got a lush shade-garden charm with ferns and hostas too. The building at rhe end … Continue reading

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New Plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

Breeders and nurseries are coming up with new varieties all the time and Chelsea Flower Show is one of the best places to introduce them to the garden market. And for visitors and garden connoisseurs of the show, it’s a chance … Continue reading

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012, The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden

RHS CHELSEA PRESS DAY Joe Swift’s design fir Homebase is bright and quite stiking in comparison to some of the other gardens her. The polished wooden ‘frames’ that divide the garden in three places are warm-looking, and the planting is … Continue reading

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012, The M&G Garden

RHS CHELSEA PRESS DAY Alan Titchmarsh filming for Gardener’s World in the M&G garden. This garden has plants such as peony, honesty, cow parsley and thalictrum as well as ilex crenata topiary domes. The combination of the natural and relaxed … Continue reading

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