Scott Edwards

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Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:31

I think there is probably a very straightforward answer - they are the people who are likely to commission the designers to design their own gardens. I reckon it all boils down to money.  


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 07:48

Recently planted up a new border - a hot colour border with reds, oranges and yellows. Hopefully it will look nice when it's established in a couple of years time. Unfortunately, some of my plants keep being dug up by foxes. Thoroughly fed up! Can anyone offer me some advice to solve this problem. To make the problem more challenging we have a cat and I don't want to do anything to hurt the cat! He's a lovely little fella!

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 07:31

I look forward to Chelsea every year and would love to see a broader range of gardens - not just the big show gardens. I love to listen to garden designers like Clive West share their expertise on the designs. Also love to listen to Carol Klein share her knowledge of plants- her passion shines through.

Only interested in the gardens of celebrities if they are genuinely passionate gardeners. Mary Berry and the actor out of 'Only fools and horses' clearly love their gardening and I enjoyed seeing their gardens. A year or so ago they showed the garden of the Radio presenter Sandy Toksvig. If she had any knowledge or passion for gardening she kept it remarkably well hidden. Would love to see the gardens of the designers themselves - quickly discover if they are simply designers or real gardeners with the skill of also being garden designers.

I suppose the challenge for the producer is that they need to have a certain amount of content filmed in advance if they are going to have enough coverage for two programmes a day.    

Pond or not

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 07:30

Alan Titchmarsh did an episode on making a pond in his series 'How to be a Gardener' The pond he made was a lot larger than what you are planning and he had a fancy decking area at one end but it's still well worth a watch as it contains loads of practical advice about how to get the right size liner, how to cover the edging etc. I simply googled 'Alan Titchmarsh' and 'Pond' and found the programme on line.

Clay/Rocky Raised Bed

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:24

I have heavy clay in my garden and would recommend digging in lots of horticultural grit to improve your soil structure and drainage. Clay soils tend to be fertile but the structure needs to be opened up to allow the plants to access it. I wouldn't personally add such a heavy compost as farmyard manure but would go for something lighter like multi purpose compost or spent mushroom compost.

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 06:13

Can I be a little greedy and have two equal top of my list:

Daphne Jacqueline Postil

Tree Peony - pretty much any of them.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:21

I can most definitely recommend David Austin's Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll.' The scent is a joy to behold.

Came across a funny quote today:

I only try to please one person a day and today's not your day. Unfortunately, tomorrow's not look good either.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 07:29

The church is near but the road is icy. The pub is far away but I'll walk carefully.

What have you learnt this year?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 16:56

A couple of heavy downpours taught me the importance of putting in stakes or other plants supports early in the season.

My first design - advice? criticism? recommended plants?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:41

How exciting - I love sitting down an playing with different ideas and plans. I have one suggestion and one piece of advice.

The suggestion: How about having a triangular patio rather than a square or rectangular one at the end of the garden.

The advice: I'm not sure the path around the edge of the garden will work. It means that you will be taking the longest route possible from the back door to get to the patio. You will quickly tire of doing so and will instead walk straight across the grass. I would suggest a path that starts at the back door and curves gently onto the patio.


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