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Paradise Garden – Chelsea flower show 2014

Posted on 22/08/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

It was back to Chelsea for my ninth year and back working with Cleve West, this time on his paradise garden sponsored by M&G Investments.

An initial conversation about this garden first took place about 2 years prior just as the dust, or perhaps more accurately, the mud was settling from our last Chelsea venture. It’s a tricky time to discuss a main avenue return when you're still reeling from the… read the rest of “Paradise Garden - Chelsea flower show 2014”

The Chelsea build

Posted on 27/06/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

The dust has well and truly settled from the Chelsea show but I've dug out a few photos of the build. I think we all knew it was going to be quite a technical build, however all the months of planning really paid off as everything went pretty much to plan. From a construction point of view the mountain build-up was the biggest hurdle and it was essential our block retaining… read the rest of “The Chelsea build”

Flint inspiration

Posted on 22/04/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

I've lived in Chichester, West Sussex for most of my life and I'd like to think I know the area pretty well, however while over on the Halnaker side of the Goodwood estate I stumbled upon this beautiful gate arch. I've never really noticed it before as it sits back from the main road and it doesn't appear to be overly used. The main thing that struck me was the crispness of… read the rest of “Flint inspiration”

Flint wall verses Buddleia

Posted on 04/03/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

While the undergrowth is still fairly clear it’s a good time to have a really good look at your old stone and flint walls, especially if they have been built with lime mortar. We tend to associate the decay of these structures with things such as ground movement and weather conditions, but a smaller more innocent looking foe can create equal havoc. Ivy is right up there on the list and its

Return to the Chelsea Flower Show

Posted on 13/02/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Charity garden partnership set to put Forgotten Kingdom on the map

We are really excited to announce that we will be returning to Chelsea this year working with landscape and garden designer Jinny Blom to construct the ‘forget me not’ garden as part of the RHS flower show's centenary year.

B&Q, the UK’s leading home improvement retailer is to partner with Sentebale, a children’s charity founded… read the rest of “Return to the Chelsea Flower Show”

New year, new website

Posted on 06/01/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Its a new year and to go with that we have a brand new website. We're hoping the blog will be a great way of showing people what we get up to day to day and its a chance to share our thoughts and challenges with the rest of you. 

It feels like a good way to start things off by