1. Category Archive: Shows

  1. Winter Stems for Garden Drama

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    They rise out of the bare brown soil like flames from a rising phoenix and turn a bleak winter’s day into a firework display! Here’s some of the best winter stems to turn your garden into a wonderland! Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ This gorgeous dogwood has multicoloured stems in shades of oranges and pinky reds …Read More

  2. Memories of Sandringham Flower Show

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    Last week saw the annual Royal Sandringham Flower Show welcome visitors to it’s 134th show! Although it isn’t an RHS show, it has an immense and very loyal following and is attended every year by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall who are often accompanied by a famous guest or …Read More

  3. Roger’s Diary Update…

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    Just a few things about this garden’s potential to be adapted to personal taste and cultures and developed for entertaining guests. The coveredpergola in the corner could be replaced by a Bedouin tent, a North American sweat lodge or a Russian banya and many more variations. My son recently married a Russian girl and I …Read More

  4. Roger’s Diary

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    What a Team!!! Initiallythe Sandringham flower show committee had the confidence toask usto design and build the showcase garden in the Royal Marquee. This is the garden that HRH The Prince of Wales visits on on his walk round of the show and is judged separately from the other show gardens on site. We also …Read More

  5. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    We got there! The garden got finished in time!! After 2 weeks of blood, sweat and nervous breakdowns – it was completed!! But bloomin’ heck it was hard work! No time for frivolity or messing about this time – it was just solid work from dawn to dusk! The lads worked their socks off (literally) …Read More

  6. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    Day…. something I have been painting – alot! Everyone is being busy little bees and yet still we are behind schedule – our damn concrete won’t dry!! We have now brought in the big guns and out of sheer desperation hired an industrial heater to see if that will help. The lengths we will go …Read More

  7. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    Day 6.. (I think) Hello! We have had wind trouble the last couple of days!! Not us personally but the Marquee -it all started Thursday afternoon – out of nowhere the wind got up and would not leave us alone! The poor marquee suffered the most and had to have emergency re-inforcements – thankfully it …Read More

  8. Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    Day 1 ‘Day wun inthe Giles Landscapes garden ‘ There isa very big hole!! That’s all I can say – today we have mostly been digging a hole!! The site unfortunately is on a rather steep slope (well actually its notthat steep – it just looks it when you desperately want a flat site) so …Read More

  9. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    7th July 2010 We are nearly there! Build up starts Monday so what I’ll do from then on (if I get time) istake photos of the build as it comes along and upload them on here – warts and all! If something goes wrong – I’ll tell you – if something goes right – I’ll …Read More