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Posts Tagged ‘Chelsea Flower Show’


Hosta to be named after Wimbledon champion Andy Murray

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A new hosta is to be served up for Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.
Hosta ‘Andy Murray’ will make its debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May – and tennis ace Andy and his family may be at the launch.
Vice-president of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society, Diana Grenfell, told AG the hosta’s leaves represent the colours of the Scottish…

World War One theme for Chelsea Flower Show 2014

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Displays at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 will mark the centenary of World War One. 
The Soldier’s Charity will stage a garden called No Man’s Land. It aims to serve as a poignant reminder of hardship faced by troops 100 years ago and the sacrifices that soldiers made.
The garden will reflect on the damaging effects of the Great War, both…

Ringo Starr drums up support for WaterAid

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Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has called on gardeners to dig deep and help save sick kids living in poverty.
Ringo is backing WaterAid, a charity working in 27 countries.
Since 1981, it has helped 17.5million people access a safe water supply – but 2,000 children still die every day from diseases caused by dirty water.
Keen gardener Ringo told Amateur Gardening: “It’s…

Michelle’s blog: A Chelsea point of view

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The Chelsea Flower Show seems to come round quicker every year. The gardens were all amazing and I am sure, if you went or watched the coverage on TV you would have picked a favourite by now.
 
Here are a few special moments for me, (Apart from meeting Sir Michael Caine).

Fellow writer Toby Buckland

A very green loo

The APCO garden

Nurseryman Patrick Fairweather…

Brewin Dolphin garden wins best-in-show at Chelsea

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The Brewin Dolphin garden by Cleve West has won gold and best-in-show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Cleve’s Main Avenue masterpiece highlighted the popularity of topiary, and aimed to showcase its potential use in gardens of all sizes.
TV gardener  Joe Swift’s Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust plot – his first Chelsea attempt, won RHS gold, too.
Joe said he “couldn’t have wished…

Fencers set to go for gold with Hillier at Chelsea

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Hillier, the nursery with 66 consecutive gold medals to its name, plans to fly the flag for the sport of fencing at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
The grower will stage a garden in the Great Pavilion to celebrate the sport shortly before the 2012 London Olympics gets underway.
Hillier’s exhibit is also a tribute to the Queen who is the patron…

Diarmuid Gavin may return to Chelsea Flower Show

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Darmuid Gavin has said he would be “mad” to do the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2012 – but he may just be back.
The ITV This Morning gardener won his first gold medal at the Chelsea in May, 16 years after his initial attempt.
Diarmuid said: “I need to recover. I’ve no problem lying about whether I’m doing Chelsea or not.…

Rival show for Chelsea

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Rebel gardeners are planning to stage a major alternative to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2012.
The Chelsea Fringe (19 May to 9 June) will be a London-wide festival of flowers, urban gardening, community allotments and parks – timed to coincide with the famous RHS event (22-26 May).
The new festival will see floral boats on the Thames and lorries loaded…

A sewer, a celebrity and a stink over a Chelsea garden!

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It is a company that claims: “You can do it if you B&Q it”.
But like the best-planned DIY projects, B&Q’s Chelsea Flower Show garden has run into a few technical difficulties.
Plans for the £300,000 vertical allotment, a tower rising 30ft (9m) high (right), have been tweaked in the run up to the May show.
The garden is to sit in front…

Diarmuid Gavin to build Avatar garden at Chelsea

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He is known for pushing the boundaries of garden design and testing the patience of Chelsea Flower Show organiser the Royal Horticultural Society.
So eyebrows were raised when celebrity designer Diarmuid Gavin unveiled plans to make his Chelsea comeback with a garden in a sci-fi style pod, hoisted in the air above the showground, using a crane.
Speaking at the RHS London…