Chelsea Garden photos from the RHS Chelsea websiteI have been enjoying the TV coverage of RHS Chelsea over the last week. It is always interesting to see what the designers, construction teams and gardeners come up with. I haven't ever visited the show myself, nor am I likely to - way too many people for comfort! Sustainability, gardening with nature and the gardens being relocated after the show seemed to be themes this year, which are all good. I liked bits of a few gardens including the area above from The Myeloma A Life Worth Living Garden by Chris Beardshaw. My criteria is 'would I like this outside my back door?' In the case above, yes I would, a lovely calm green space with ferns and a water feature.
There were some beautifully designed, constructed and planted stage sets such as Cleve West's Centrepoint garden, showing how nature takes over a derelict Victorian Terrace and bringing homelessness into focus. I can appreciate this, but wouldn't want it outside my back door!
Aquilegia Navy and White was the starting point for my aquilegias but they seem to have changed as they have self seeded about.
Dannahue. I don't really have room for any more roses, but may have to squeeze this one in. Speaking of roses, they have started flowering, so there will be a couple of posts to come...