You may remember on Monday that I featured a floral dress by Larry Walshe? Well, Larry also created another fabulous dress for the M&G Show Garden on Press Day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It featured alstroemeria, White Bubbles and Snowflake spray roses, achillea, astilbe and phlox, together with Peruvian ferns, leather leaf and umbrella ferns.… Read more
As it’s Chelsea week and I’ve still got lots of content to share with you today and tomorrow, there isn’t a Flowerona Links today, but it will be back next week. Cleve West‘s Gold medal winning show garden for M&G Investments was one of my very favourite gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It’s funny though..because it grew on me more and more throughout Press Day. I couldn’t photograph it the first time I saw it as there was filming taking place, and went back a few times.… Read more
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Judith Blacklock’s Floral Dress for Cleve West’s M&G Investments Show Garden
At Press Day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Monday, in addition to all the wonderful floral dresses in the RHS Young Florist of the Year competition in the Great Pavilion, there was also a very special dress on Main Avenue. Worn by British model Nina Schubert, this design featuring 1,000 Vanda orchid heads, was made by florist Judith Blacklock. Judith also created the wonderful umbrella, decorated with leaves and orchid blooms. Nina was just about to step foot on to the M&G Investments Garden designed by Cleve West, when I captured her.… Read more
I hope you’ve had a great week. Here in the south east of England, we’ve had some wonderful warm weather.
On Monday, I took some time out and made the most of the sunshine by going to a local Pick-Your-Own with my sister-in-law and two little nephews. We had such a lovely time picking strawberries and raspberries.
Here’s what else I’ve been up to this week…
Out & about
On Tuesday evening, I went to the Cath Kidston store in Marylebone High Street in London for a ‘Lampshade Making Event’. … Read more
For the second year in a row, Surrey-based garden designer Cleve West has won ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show…a truly wonderful achievement.
Many congratulations to Cleve and also the landscape contractor Steve Swatton, who constructed the design.
Cleve created the garden for Brewin Dolphin, an investment management and financial planning company, who are celebrating their 250th anniversary.
What particularly appealed to me about the design was the fabulous planting scheme. And it was the splash of colour which the red poppies added to the garden which really caught my attention.… Read more