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We’re three, ahem, maturing sisters who love gardening, plants and horticulture as well as having a good laugh and a bit of family banter. We’ve got a Great Plants this Month column from our friend Louise Sims; Elaine’s regular ‘Grow-how’ tips on garden tasks; some ‘Grow-to’ garden reviews and we’ll ’big up’ things we think you’ll like.
We really hope you enjoy your visit here….
Experienced gardener and thoroughly good egg, Louise Sims shares some of her favourite plants
Elaine’s gardening tips and short-cuts for every month or season of the year
The Growbags write about gardens they’ve visited..we’d be happy to publish one from you too!
Every day during Chelsea 2019 we’ll be publishing another review of our top exhibitors this year!
If you’re prepared to be led by the nose round The Great Pavilion at the Chelsea Flower Show, it will inevitably lead you to the fabulous David Austin rose stand which pumps out swooningly enticing perfumes from its hundreds of roses. The David Austin pedigree is awesome – he developed his first English rose – ‘Constance Spry’ – in 1961, won his first Chelsea Gold in 1984, and has won 21 of them since. And it all sprang from the genius-idea of combining the beauty, scent and romance of Old Roses with the huge colour-range and repeat-flowering ability of Hybrid Teas....
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As regular readers of our blog will know, we three Growbags have in the past operated our own award system for the Chelsea Flower Show, not gold and silver gilts for us, but categories such as ‘best overheard comment’ and our ‘what da?’ moment. For two years running my award for ‘the best moment of the show’ went to my visit to the LADIES where Heyland and Whittle provide gratis the most luscious soap and hand creams. I love the shared atmosphere of female decision making as we dither between Wild Lemongrass and Olive and Fig Handwash. So bound up is my association...
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Celebrating 25 years at Chelsea this year, Binny Plants from Scotland’s Central Belt are peony royalty. Owner Billy Carruthers is almost reason enough to visit the stand (he was definitely a Chelsea highlight for us as you can see!) but even if you only like peonies just a tiny bit – you’re in for such a treat. He’s got over 300 varieties in the old walled garden of the Binnie Estate (growing in peat-free compost because that’s the way Billy rolls). If you can imagine a well-run nursery hidden away in the ruin of a grand estate, itself surrounded by...
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