Fall Colours

Ann & I have been simply amazed by the interest in our blog & our Growing Trends   (click on Growing Trends to go to the site)  radio show. Thank you all so much, we have been listened to or our blog read in over 40 countries in just the last three months.

Autumn Planning

As we plan the next series of shows & blogs, we thought we would ask you our readers & listeners if you would like to participate.

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So, if you would like to be part of the show, all we ask is for an interesting ‘garden or landscape’ project,preferably with before & after pictures, together  with a short note about how you were involved in the garden or landscape. – we do have a small request to ask.

Please could you send your description in English ?

We will pick a selection and the very best responses, who will be invited to participate in some short interviews for a show.

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Some suggestions to get you started.

Some of our more successful blogs have been when we have shown ‘Before’ and ‘After’ pictures of projects. Here are a few to give you some ideas, Let’s start with the usual mess that greets the team. Here’s a before picture just as the machinery arrives and the builder leaves…….

Before

Here’s how we were able to transform the mess above into a peaceful oasis, of course everything has to dry out first before you can work the magic,  then the skills of the team are paramount to obtaining a ‘finish’

Front drive

This next one, is actually in a book by Prince Charle called ‘A Vision of Britain’, we also received an award for the work. The very heavy clay was not easy to work with. As usual the builder created a huge mess.

Ok your turn !
Ok your turn !

The landscape architect for the project, Ian Doughill is seen carrying out a post completion inspection. We maintained the site for a couple of years to ensure complete establishment.

After working a little magic !
After working a little magic !

This exhibition site is both world famous, fun, hard work, but immensely satisfying to participate in.. a before picture of the Chelsea Flower Show. It’s not your usual mess this time, just an organizational nightmare, with so many firms attempting to bring in supplies and complete their superb work on time.

Chelsea Flower Show 'Before'
Chelsea Flower Show ‘Before’

The outlines of the garden can just be seen, with the low wall taking shape on the left hand side. We build a full 6ft (1.8m ) high retaining wall with 3ft (1.2m ) side wall to ‘enclose’ the garden.

The back wall is almost completed.
The back wall is almost completed.

The space has been transformed in three weeks for just four days of exhibition, when over 110,000 people will visit and millions view on television

. The completed garden

If you have some ‘Before’ and ‘After’ pictures you would like to share, Ann & I would like to hear from you, just send us a reply with a some contact information on the form below.

We are always looking for sponsors to help with the running costs, this year we thought we would try a small campaign on StartSomeGood.

Our radio show is starting it’s fall funding campaign you can find details at Growing Trends .

Ann & I thank you all so much for your support and comments.

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