22nd May 2013
We are now entering the season for Flower Shows, Fetes and Festivals.
The most prominent of these of course is Chelsea Flower Show, which is currently being given extensive coverage on BBC television.
I confess, that I have never been, although some of my colleagues have, and it is obvious from the planning and time that goes into each exhibit, that all the exhibitors spend both a great deal of money and effort in creating their own garden mini-masterpieces. Nice to see this year that there was a 19 year old garden designer taking part, and from the small part of the interview that I saw, he is obviously enthusiastic and talented and I would have thought his skills will be much in demand in future years.
The nice thing about any garden, of any size, is that you can constantly change things if you so wish. Just like internal décor, if you have the same wallpaper or the same paint in the same room for a few years, and have grown tired of it, and are no longer excited by the colour scheme as you enter the room, then you have at your disposal a whole range of possibilities in altering it.
Outside, you can make big changes, replace whole beds, plant new plants, and provide focal points at different points in your garden, or you can be subtle, and with a carefully placed pot of annual colour, maybe some garden lighting, or a piece of statuary, you can transform what may have been a dull or boring corner into something exciting again.
Now that people are finally catching up with all the jobs that they couldn’t do earlier in the spring, especially vegetable gardening, then thoughts are turning to what can be done to create instant colour in the summer garden.
We have both a fantastic range of annual summer bedding plants, to provide colour for borders, tubs and hanging baskets, but also an equally wonderful range of impulse plants, particularly herbaceous, in stock at present.
So if you were thinking of making some changes and alterations this summer, pay us a visit, seek some advice and see whether you can make that transformation that you have envisaged.