Part of the pleasure of designing a garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show is, for me, creating a garden that is very much a real garden: a garden which gives the sense that its owner has just stepped out of it for a moment, but will be back very soon. I need to ensure that […]
Plants, building materials, trees – all these are daily details dealt with, and alongside this we need to fit in filming and lots of opportunities to chat about the garden design. These meetings are a wonderful opportunity to see new places: last week we were on the Nomura roof terrace. A stunning garden in the air, complete […]
One of the most frequently asked questions regarding the RHS Chelsea plans is ‘what’s the planting scheme/colour theme?’ Last year I went for a very restrained white and green with a touch of apricot; this year I’m looking at creating a bit of a subtle clash. An oxymoronic planting scheme – will it be possible?