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RHS Chelsea 2016 – The plants of the show

0 Written by Lisa on 28th May 2016 in Inspiration, Plants

Foxgloves in Brewin Dolphin Garden RHS Chelsea 2016

It’s the final day of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 and I wanted to round off my week of blog posts with some of the plants that shone out at the show.

There’s always a bit of a theme at Chelsea, partly due to the weather and what’s available at the time, but often it sets the tone of trends to come.  For one of my projects in Monmouth, I have been trying to source foxgloves and there seems to be a shortage at the nurseries I work with.

Foxgloves RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

But having been to Chelsea all has become clear because they were visible everywhere at the show.

Hartley Botanic Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

Geums are no stranger to the show, but this year the paler varieties were more visible.

Apricot geum RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

Geums in Winton Mathematics garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

But of course there were some vibrant orange ones too…

Geum in floral Marquee RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

Yellow Aquilegia chrysantha was also a popular choice and featured in Cleve West’s garden for M&G which, as you know, was my favourite of the show gardens.

Aquilegia chrysantha RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

Planting around pool M&G Garden 2016 Lisa Cox

Planting in M&G Garden Lisa Cox Designs RHS Chelsea 2016

And one of my favourite cottage plants, verbascum also featured a lot.

Brewin Dolphon Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

Rosy Hardy's planting Brewin Dolphin RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

The Chelsea Barracks Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

But I want to leave you with a couple of images of the crocheted poppies in the grounds of the hospital which aren’t technically plants, but they still warrant a place here. Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight founded the 5000 Poppies Project to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women.

5000 Poppies Project RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

Poppies at RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

If you visited the show I really hope you took some inspiration away for your own garden, I know I did!

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

 

 

 

RHS Chelsea 2016: A final trip down Main Avenue

0 Written by Lisa on 27th May 2016 in Inspiration

Forever Freefolk Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

This week has flown so fast and we’re now in the last days of the Chelsea Flower Show.  I wanted to share two more gardens on Main Avenue that caught my eye. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – Greening Grey Britain

0 Written by Lisa on 27th May 2016 in Inspiration

RHS Show Feature Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

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RHS Chelsea 2016: My pick of the Artisan Gardens – Part Two

0 Written by Lisa on 26th May 2016 in Inspiration

Papworth Trust Together We Can Gdn RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

This afternoon I have two more gardens to share with you.  The first is the Papworth Trust ‘Together We Can’ garden, designed by Peter Eustance. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016: My pick of the Artisan Gardens – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 26th May 2016 in Inspiration

Senri-Sentei Garage Garden Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I love the Artisan Gardens at Chelsea – I sometimes think they’re more inspiring, probably because they’re so small and full of detail. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – Foxgloves and lupins

0 Written by Lisa on 25th May 2016 in Inspiration

Foxgloves in Chelsea Barracks Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

This afternoon I want to share some pictures I took of three of the other main show gardens.  There were a lot of “rocket” plants this year ranging from foxgloves to Eremerus to Lupins. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – Some wild inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 25th May 2016 in Inspiration

L'Occitane RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I love going to Chelsea and the occasional trip up to London but I’m glad to be back to the Welsh Hills this morning with the fresh air and peaceful surroundings. I mentioned on monday about the inspiration I’d picked up for my own garden and I wanted to share some pictures of the gardens that got my creative planting juices flowing. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – The Telegraph Garden

0 Written by Lisa on 24th May 2016 in Inspiration

RHS Chelsea 2016 The Telegraph Garden Lisa Cox

Andy Sturgeon returned to Chelsea this year to design The Telegraph Garden. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden

0 Written by Lisa on 24th May 2016 in Inspiration

The Beauty of Mathematics Garden RHS Chelsea 2016

As you know, I was really looking forward to seeing The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden.  On paper it looked really interesting – it didn’t disappoint. Read more

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – The M&G Garden

0 Written by Lisa on 23rd May 2016 in Inspiration

RHS Chelsea 2016 M&G Garden Lisa Cox

I spent a very inspiring day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show today.  My feet are still aching, but when I got back and downloaded my photographs, it was clear that the M&G Garden had a struck a chord with me this year as I went back three times! Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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