We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Tuesday May 17 , 2022

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in Events & Shows

Tatton Flower Show 2012

Posted by on in Garden Visits

tatton2012-mornflakeThe gods must have been smiling on us as we made our way to the Tatton Flower Show because the rain stayed away for the day and we were able to enjoy all that Tatton has to offer without resorting to waterproofs... and Tatton has much to offer.

We were in our element with 36 show gardens including 10 flower bed displays - all based on a sports theme this year as a nod to the greatest show on the planet being in London just now.  There were also the orchestra themed gardens, community gardens, the now famous back-to-back gardens and more.  So many, in fact, that we didn't know where to turn!  (But only for a minute because, as ever, it was the show gardens that got - and held for most of the day - our attention right from the outset.)

Continue reading
Hits: 5322 0 Comments
0

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 - a first-timer's view!

Posted by on in Garden Visits

hamptoncourt-10Had a lovely day at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show at the weekend.  It was my first time there and first impressions were good.  Thankfully they stayed good too.  If you've never been the site itself is impressive... (well, if it was good enough for Henry VIII...) and as you approach the flower show you are allowed glimpses of Hampton Court Palace and some of its gardens - it definitely looks worth a visit in its own right. 

The show ground feels immense - we were there all day and we still felt that we hadn't covered everything but by the time of our departure our senses were well and truly saturated.  Around every corner there was something to grab our attention and to say that we all regressed to 'kids in a candy store' mode it will probably give you an idea of our response!  Here are some of our favourite bits... (click on the thumbnail images for a larger view!)

Continue reading
Hits: 35637 0 Comments
0

Events & Shows 2012

Posted by on in News & Views

Below are some of the horticultural events around the country, it's by far not an exhaustive list and will be updated from time to time so do pop back to check.    

If anything spikes your interest just click on the name of the show and you'll be taken through to their website to find out more information or to book tickets.  Do let us know if you are going to any!

Tagged in: Events & Shows
Continue reading
Hits: 8565 0 Comments
0

Chelsea 2011

Posted by on in Garden Design

It can't have escaped your notice that was the RHS Chelsea Flower Show recently and what a show it was from beautiful displays in the floral marquee through to amazing show gardens!  For me it was the show gardens that really attracted me the most, don't get me wrong I am a plant lover but I prefer to look at plants in situ and see how they work with other plants and different materials.

An RHS Gold Medal and The Best In Show Award went to The Daily Telegraph Garden designed by Cleve West who demonstrates how the more traditional materials can be combined with more modern materials comfortably.  Space too was included in his design which is a brave yet confident move, a lot of show gardens are crammed full but this space added to the calm and peacefulness of the garden.  For me personally it wasn't best in show - call me what you will but I didn't feel inspired and excited by this garden, I loved the planting and the clever use of materials but it felt 'comfy'.

Continue reading
Hits: 5502 0 Comments
0

The Edible Garden Show 2011

Posted by on in News & Views

This weekend saw the very first Edible Garden Show which was held at Stoneleigh, Nr Coventry and the weather certainly held for it.  I wasn't sure what to expect with it being a brand new event, sometimes they can be slow to start and feel a little empty, this was not the case!  We went on Sunday and arrived about midday and as we walked what did feel like quite a way to the event we were amazed at the amount of cars that were there.  As soon as we showed our tickets and went in I was really pleased to see a hustle and bustle of people chattering, trying to get to the next stall or just simply asking questions!

Continue reading
Hits: 4894 0 Comments
0

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

productive garden New York Highline Alan Titchmarsh January garden traditional style RHS Hampton Court plants Seed sowing Trees watering GYO Herb garden Geranium garden design trends Carol Klein James Wong Glasshouse timber Echinacea stonemarket sweat peas Tom Hart-Dyke Ashwood Nurseries February garden Decking May garden acer HNC Stoneleigh Lawrence Johnston deer Perennial Cosmos astrosanguineus June garden rock gardens Ilex Charlie Dimmock July garden kitchen garden March garden kerb-side appeal edible garden show twitter structure topiary London Moss Bank Park Achillea Buxus alpines garden focal points gardening on tv Hosta herbs NSALG pollinating insects Capability Brown pests Jekka McVicar Berginia Kensington Roof Garden heatwave Kew Gardens sunflowers cottage gardens basil Snowdrops Kelmarsh Hall career in horticulture Mrs Loudon scented shrubs Selfridges Roof Garden paving Hidcote Shrubs Futurescape rosemary Monty Don Garden Planning Sophie Raworth women and work award RHS Tatton Park summer garden Chelsea Physic Garden contemporary Euphorbia spring bulbs Greenhouse Highgrove Cloches planning your garden surfaces form gravel August garden CorTen steel garden room movement in the garden Bamboo RHS Chelsea Laurel bees winter garden Berberis snow build watering can Horticulture Urban Heat Island autumn garden unity house plants front garden Levens Hall eco-friendly Chelsea Flower Show Crocus Chris Beardshaw water Stone Lane Gardens Winter shrubs CorTen September garden sound in the garden Matt James Herb Narcissus wild flowers blue cottage garden Joe Swift October garden Taxus water conservation roof gardens Birmingham Library repetition show gardens Malvern Hills roof garden winner RHS Malvern April garden lawn care water butt December garden recycled materials Blue Daisy patio courtyard John Massey bulb display Gardeners World birch February wildlife hydroponic Spring shrubs garden advice at home herbaceous borders poppies November garden pollinators Joseph Banks reclaimed materials ash Wildflowers legacy gift Rachel de Thame Wisley ornamental grasses Daffodils composting spring garden plant pots Absorb pollution garden design tip drought Fleece doddington hall Lantra garden Events & Shows water feature Alys Fowler Urban Heat Island Effect Nicki Jackson Coastal plants BBC Joanna Lumley bulbs Briza maxima Cut flowers Horticultural rainwater harvesting rococo hosepipe Prince Harry sorbus grey water Horticulturalist National Gardening Week Toby Buckland pond cyclamen Cambridge botanical garden Acuba Malvern Spring Show Floating Paradise Gardens of London ha ha vertical garden green spaces saving water Great British Garden Revival garden design terracota Phyllostachys nigra National Trust HTA grow your own RHS colour in your garden hard landscaping elm

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog



Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.