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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)




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