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A gold medal at Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Gardeners' musings
24 May 2012 at 16:21
I was in my hotel room doing some ironing, when my sponsor rang to break the news that the M&G Garden had won gold. Continue reading...
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Final preparations for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
17 May 2012 at 11:34
As I write this, it is Monday, the 13th day of the build of my 2012 Chelsea garden. Has it been going well? No, it hasn’t. Continue reading...
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Domes of holly

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
10 May 2012 at 10:27
It would have been much easier to find yew or box, but I wanted to stick to this little-leafed holly as, with box blight ravaging our formal gardens, it represents our gardening future. Continue reading...
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Planting inspiration

By Andy Sturgeon in Gardeners' musings
03 May 2012 at 15:21
Driving around the country or gazing out of the window from a train is a great source of inspiration. Continue reading...
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Plant envy

By Andy Sturgeon in Gardeners' musings
26 April 2012 at 11:32
The worst thing about this time of year is that, as everything starts growing, I see plants and think ‘I wish I had that’. Continue reading...
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Informal planting

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
18 April 2012 at 14:58
The RHS often asks for planting plans from designers of the show gardens at Chelsea, but I don’t know of any designer who actually produces one. Continue reading...
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Turkscap lilies

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
11 April 2012 at 16:38
The ritual of picking off red lily beetles [...] has begun, and I will soon be discovering flower stems snapped by footballs and dogs. Continue reading...
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Flowering in time for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
05 April 2012 at 09:50
At the nursery, Hortus Loci in Hampshire, the staff will be spending the next few weeks moving plants [...] to try to speed up and slow down flowering. Continue reading...
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Chaos and serendipity

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
28 March 2012 at 14:40
I’ve always tried to make my Chelsea gardens as realistic as possible [...] This year, as ever, the pursuit of reality is presenting me with something of a quandary. Continue reading...
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Choosing plants for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
22 March 2012 at 16:40
It’s amazing how important harmony is in a garden, and at Chelsea it’s even more vital than usual. Continue reading...
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