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There are nine weeks to go to the Chelsea Flower Show and we are beginning to feel the pressure. We are in the final stages of potting up the herbs into their final containers. I have noticed that some of the plants are rushing into flower early
rosemary, Eriocephalus africanus. It's a wonderful plant, which starts flowering in November right up until March. These flowers are followed by amazing fluffy seed-pods which look great in the garden but untidy on a show plant. So we prune the flowers
Flowering plants come in two forms: those whose flowering we can delay and those that only flower once every season. With five weeks to go in the countdown to the Chelsea Flower Show, it's critical that we get our timings right.This year and last
to eat well.From the heady heights of Chelsea it's comforting to return to the herb farm and back to earth. I've spent the past few days cutting back the returned show plants and putting them back outside. I've also been cutting back next year's stock
year we'll be exhibiting our herbs in the floral marquee, and we're ending on a high. Jekka's exhibit won Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show 2008.New plants at the Chelsea Flower Show.
hiding under the pots. Later in the season the baby frogs come to the tunnels and can give one quite a jump when we are moving plants as they leap out. Frogs and toads are very important as they keep a number of pests under control including the notorious
three-dimensional object from a drawing. Once one sees it, it's much easier to work out which plants will complement it best. I had already anticipated placing the sundial and hare on a chamomile lawn; having seen them, I'm pleased to say