Monty’s Top Ideas from the Hampton Court Flower Show
It was a hot show this year and I delayed my visit to the Thursday as Wednesday was the hottest day on record in the UK. I love being outside but that’s a little hot for a little old Gnome like me.
Hampton Court is a wonderful show, it celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary this year, I find there is much more room than Chelsea, plus the show feels more relaxed too. The whole site was filled with colour, amazing gardens, wonderful plant displays and plenty to buy too, plus I must not forget all the lovely people that I met throughout the day.
These bug houses could easily be recreated in your own garden from old wood, broken pots or anything that you can pile together to create little spaces for bugs to hide out in the Winter.
I fell in love with the Dahlia Society stand and these two amazing Dahlia flowers. They are pretty easy to grow & with regular dead heading and feeding over the summer you will have months worth of flowers to enjoy.
What do you think, do you have lots of yellow in the garden and will you be adding some?
There are lots of new colours available now from white through to almost black flowers. These are one of the easiest plants to grow, they will also happily self seed around the garden so a real must have. (I purchased two for my garden)
A garden to cover your wheelie bins, top idea certainly if you are stuck for space in your garden. I loved the fact that this one had fruit & veg growing in it.
How about a sunken area in the garden? This was a stunning garden and I often forget that in the garden you can dig down to create as well as above.