Gardens

Although the English weather is unpredictable and the summers seem to get shorter far too many people don’t make the most of their gardens.

Gardens should be integral to the home and used to their full potential.

The Best Gardens at Chelsea 2014

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The Best Gardens at Chelsea 2014

A couple of gardens stood out for me at this years Chelsea Flower show. The Positively Stoke-on-Trent garden with its giant stainless steel and water arches is a fabulous contemporary design that makes for a great show piece.

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Best New Products at Chelsea Flower Show 2014

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Best New Products at Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Two new and very different products caught my eye at this years Chelsea Flower Show.

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Playful Garden Design on display at Grand Designs Live

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Playful Garden Design on display at Grand Designs Live

During my visit to Grand Designs Live this weekend I spotted a simple and fun garden design on display. The garden designed by Georgia Lindsay and named ‘The Family Garden’ is a colourful, fun and low maintenance family garden.

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Hampton Court Flower Show 2013 Highlights

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Hampton Court Flower Show 2013 Highlights

This week I visited Hampton Court Flower Show for the second time, there is a slightly different feel to the Hampton Court show compared to Chelsea. Its a little more relaxed however the weather and show gardens didn’t disappoint and offer plenty of inspiration to garden lovers.

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A’Court Place a delight and an inspiration

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A’Court Place a delight and an inspiration

I was on a photo shoot today at a fabulous location house owned by the very talented Sue Williams A’Court.

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Showerhead Water Feature

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Showerhead Water Feature

I love this unusual water feature I spotted at Chelsea Flower Show . Its made using the Grohe Rainshower Icon shower heads and this design works brilliantly resulting in a fantastic sculptural & contemporary water feature.

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Focus on Planting at Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Focus on Planting at Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Planting schemes are so important to a garden and with so many genus and species of plants available these days it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Here I will share my favourites from Chelsea Flower Show 2013.

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Sculptures at Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Sculptures at Chelsea Flower Show 2013

The use of sculptures within gardens can often provide a fantastic focal point and give contrast to foliage. Here are details of my favourites from Chelsea Flower Show.

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Trend for Vertical Planting continues at Chelsea Flower Show

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Trend for Vertical Planting continues at Chelsea Flower Show

Living walls have been increasing in popularity in recent years and this was certainly evident at Chelsea this year. A number of gardens incorporated living walls in a variety of styles.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Top 3 Gardens

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Top 3 Gardens

My first press visit to Chelsea Flower Show was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I was able to get a great look at all the gardens and stands and I could really appreciate all the finer details.

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