Peas please me

Peas please me

KG contributor Steve Neal extols the virtues of his favourite Chelsea garden and being a keen veg grower it had to contain some edibles! The garden that caught my eye at Chelsea this year was The Seedlip Garden, designed by Catherine MacDonald. What is unusual is that all the plants in the garden are members of the pea family. When…
Good enough to eat!

Good enough to eat!

As the Chelsea Flower Show gets under way, we reveal one of the top trends from members of the Society of Garden Designers – edible gardens. Evident in gardens large and small this year is a trend for incorporating edibles into floral displays. Tom Massey uses herbs, cleverly displayed on a planted-up building block wall, and exotic fruit trees –…
Creating a force for good

Creating a force for good

Horticulture college and military veterans join forces to create an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show exhibit. Sparsholt College continues its RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal-winning run with news of a Gold medal and Best Discovery Exhibit at this year’s show. The college and its 2018 partner Help for Heroes’ The Force for Good garden was designed and created by horticulture students…
Chelsea Plant of the Year contenders

Chelsea Plant of the Year contenders

Burncoose Nurseries enters two plants for Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show RHS Chelsea Flower Show regular, Burncoose Nurseries, which is once again supported by Terra Firma, has two plants in the running for Plant of the Year at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The first plant, which is bred by Jos van Meuwen and Arjan…
Teen art sensation to have a brush with RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Teen art sensation to have a brush with RHS Chelsea Flower Show

‘Mini Monet’ Kieron is commissioned for limited-edition show paintings Fifteen-year-old art prodigy Kieron Williamson from Norfolk is one of the world’s most sought-after professional young artists with a global waiting list of art enthusiasts who eagerly look forward to his next masterpiece. Kieron’s first painting sold for a phenomenal £14,000 when he was just six years old; he has featured…
Burpee's delight in double RHS gold

Burpee’s delight in double RHS gold

The East Yorkshire based European division of American seed company W. Atlee Burpee & Co., is celebrating after winning two gold medals  Burpee partnered with award-winning nurserymen, Chris Smith and Mike Milligan from Pennard Plants in Somerset and provided tomato, cucumber and pepper plants for the medal winning exhibits. The gold medal Chelsea exhibit featured a green roofed hobbit hut,…