Posted: 25/05/2012 at 20:13
Obelixx - lovely photos, thank you. I have watched very little of Chelsea this year, having found it to be colourless and dominated by hard structures. The honourable exception has been the Lauren Perrier Bi-Centenary Garden (at least I think that's what it was). It had the pleached beach trees (and I normally loathe beech, having had a long and hard battle with a double-planted hedge from the previous owners) but lots of subtle planting.
I garden for the plants. The over-emphasis on hard landscaping detracts from the gardens that I suspect most of us hanker after. I may, of course, be wrong, un-reconstructed and "of a certain age"