Plants in Focus: The garland Hydrangea ‘Runaway Bride’

The Plant of the Year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is now in it’s 9th year, and the contest has seen some amazing introductions- from tropical hardy Foxgloves to patio Mulberry trees. However, 2018 was the year of the Hydrangea, as ‘Runaway Bride’ clinched the title of Plant of the Year. This new breakthrough…

Story of the most photographed creations of Chelsea Flower Show

Grass lions and tigers, and bears, oh my! Anyone who was following the social media updates on this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show will recognise these rather fun grass animals! Easigrass leads the way in innovation and design in the artificial grass market, and continues to fashion some of the most unique and creative products…

Check out the new kids on the block by Tesselaar Plants

With so many plant breeders, hunters and enthusiasts in action around the world, it’s no wonder there are so many new plants introduced each year. Tesselaar Plants trial each of their potential new plants rigorously, and in many locations around the world, so any new plant from them can quickly become a worldwide sensation! Here are 3 of…

5 very different Fuchsias you need to try in your garden

If you’re struggling to find a summer-flowering plant for a shady corner, then let me remind you about the dangling beauty of Fuchsias! Everyone knows someone that has grown a Fuchsia, such is their popularity up and down the UK. However they’re usually just pink and bushy. But, perhaps you’ll allow me to blow your flowery…

5 of the coolest plants in the new Thompson & Morgan catalogue!

Having spent much of my working life at Thompson and Morgan, the largest mail order plant company in the UK, I couldn’t help but go total plant geek when I received their latest catalogue. It was a particularly poignant moment, as the catalogue includes some of the varieties that I was working on prior to my departure. In this article,…

Showing you how to get the Chelsea look for less!

Fashion in gardens and plants exists, and it’s alive and well at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show! But, how can you re-create some of the buzzing trends in your own backyard or patio. I was invited onto ITV This Morning to show Philip and Holly how! Watch the video online here I really enjoyed my…

The RHS Chelsea Show 2016 in pictures

The greatest flower show on earth is almost coming to an end. Later today, the bell shall ring, and gardeners will get dirty, as the grand sell off begins! Within just a few hours, the show benches will be bare, but plenty of happy faces will be clutching giant Delphiniums as they make their tube journey…

How not to win Best New Plant at Chelsea!

OH, the Chelsea Flower Show, it’s a monster! Every single plant must be pristine, and that takes a huge amount of skill, energy, and the growing of 1000’s of plants! Like many exhibitors, the Chelsea journey begins the year before! So, last summer, we sat back and identified which plants we wanted to enter into the plant of the…

Does the Chelsea Flower Show have a trend this year…?

I think the answer is no, there is no definitive trend at Chelsea Flower Show this year. If anything, the ‘trend’ is doing what you want, being unashamed, using colour (heck, even using marigolds)… and I can’t help feeling there’s a cheeky, youthful attitude infiltrating and influencing the show too!