gardeners world live 2021
We are so excited to have been chosen to build our show garden 'A Very British Affair' at BBC Gardeners World Live 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham! It's very unfortunate that the show will now be postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19, we are eagerly waiting to hear the new dates but are as excited as ever for this amazing event to go ahead. We have worked in collaboration with Tony from Antony Lionel Garden Design to create this design which we hope will wow visitors to the event later this year. Our teams will be busy for around four weeks prior to the event, working hard to turn this design into a reality.
The garden is compact yet beautiful, 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.
Watch out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on the build!
our gardening tips for
Now is the time to dig over borders to prepare for next seasons planting.
Wisteria, fruit trees and acer all benefit from a winter prune back at this time of year.
Prune back summer flowering clematis before new growth starts.
Cut back ornamental grasses now so that new growth can come through. They can be taken fairly low to the ground to encourage new shoots.
Prepare new seed beds and trays for veggies, fruits and summer flowering plants.
Keep clearing leaves off lawns to make sure light is able to get through to the grass.
Winter bedding plants such as pansies appreciate being dead headed now and they can get their new flowers prepped for the warmer weather.
Trim back deciduous hedging now before birds start their nesting
Now is a good time to move anything such as shrubs, before the new seasons growth gets underway. Make sure soil isn't too waterlogged or frozen - we might be at risk of a late frost still!