gardeners world live 2021
We are so excited to have been chosen to build our show garden 'Woodland Fall' at BBC Gardeners World Live at the NEC in Birmingham! 2020's event was postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19, but this amazing event has now been re-scheduled for 26-29th August 2021. We have worked in collaboration with Tony from Antony Lionel Garden Design to create this design, which we hope will wow visitors at the event later this summer. Our teams will be busy for around four weeks prior to the show, working hard to turn this design into a reality.
The garden is compact yet beautiful - it is based on the great British woodland, incorporating a living-moss wall, rain curtain and dining area, all tied together by a water rill which takes the flow of water to a seating area around a fire-pit and moat. The garden forms part of APL Avenue, which this year is centred around the theme 'A Very British Affair'.
Watch out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on the build!
our gardening tips for
Warmer and longer days full of sunshine make for a dry garden! Make sure pots, beds and fruit trees are well watered, and bedding plants aren't allowed to dry out. If possible, set up a rainwater collection system using a simple water butt to re-use as much natural rainwater as possible.
Remember to dead-head summer bedding plants to keep them flowering throughout the season, along with pruning summer flowering shrubs once they have finished flowering.
Make sure greenhouses don't overheat by using vents to open windows and potentially even blinds to keep a partial amount of sunlight out on the hottest days. Automatic opening systems which can easily and relatively cheaply be purchased at your local garden centre.
Pick sweet peas as soon as they flower to encourage new flowers.
Use soft-ties on rambling plants such as sweet peas and roses to encourage them to climb. Laying stems horizontally can also encourage flowering.
Don't add stress to your lawn by mowing it too short in dry conditions. Keep the mower blades high and water whenever possible.
The warmer weather encourages weed growth . Make sure you apply a selective weed-killer where possible before they take hold.
Evergreen shrubs like camellias are developing next years buds right now, so make sure they are kept well watered.
Trim back lavender and wisteria after flowering to make sure they stay compact for next year.