CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
Alan Titchmarsh's garden 'From the Moors to the Sea' fulfilled the criteria suggested by Thomas Heatherwick, as the rock planted cliffs were visible beyond the sandy bay with a lappingcrystal pool, so inviting for sore feet on Press Day which was the hottest day of the year so far. It was a garden that looked inviting with skilful natural planting, the huge Echium's looking very much at home in this seascape garden.
The Topiarist Garden is a delightful study in green and white by the Australian designer Marylyn Abbott who restored a historic bothy at her National Trust home. We felt this garden could be adapted for a small front or back garden, to created privacy and to have some fun with shaping the topiary bushes.
No Man's Land: ABF The Soldiers Charity Garden to mark the centenary of World War One, was celebrated by a soldier playing 'The Last Post' and poems read by actors by the famous war poets of the WW1. There was a poppy covered mound and we loved the dark mysterious pool edged with Iris sibirica.