2019 trend forecast

Colour trends and forecasts for 2019 are set to be just as colourful as purple became when its was Colour of the Year in 2018. The choice is made by Pantone Colour Institute and last year they told the industry of their hottest 72 colours, which they had rounded up in eight colour palettes, which Read More

My Chelsea favourite – 2018

For me, and many others that visited this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Sarah Price was the outright winner of the Show Gardens. Returning to Chelsea after six years, and designing for its main sponsor, M&G, Sarah set out to devise a “romantic”, Mediterranean-inspired garden, which celebrates raw, sustainable materials and a “vibrant colour palette” and Read More

New plants at Chelsea – 2018

Dozens of new plants have been launched at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. One of the most talked about plants is the Hydrangea Runaway Bride ‘Snow White’, which has been crowned the Chelsea Flower Show’s Plant of the Year for 2018. Available from T&M £14.99. Snow Bride is an interspecific hybrid (it comes from an Asian Read More

Design trends Chelsea – 2018

At the Chelsea Flower Show, there were the ten top trends seen in the award-winning gardens designed by members of the Society of Garden Designers. METALWORK Metalwork was a central feature in many of the gardens at RHS Chelsea this year, creating bold shapes amongst planting and adding instant impact to the designs. A sequence Read More

Loveable lupins

The Chelsea Flower Show is a floral feast and smells divine and for the last few years, the star performers have been alliums. This year lupins have stolen the crown and the mood seems to have moved away from naturalistic planting to more of romantic, country garden style. The peppery scent of lupins is one Read More

Colour up with purple

As warmer weather arrives, there’s one particular colour that speaks of long days and warm nights: purple. It’s the colour of an English summer, and often the key colour theme of many Show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show in May, so it is no surprise that it was Pantone’s chosen colour for 2018. An Read More

Hot trend! – Japanese wabi-sabi

Want to give your garden a new look? Then why not give the ancient wabi-sabi style from Japan a go. This ‘new look’ has in recent years become all the rage in the gardening world and more so, since the idea was showcased at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2017. Who would have thought Read More

Hot trend! – Potty roommates you’ll love

Whether you have a gloomy office, less than desirable student bedroom at Uni or a cosy living room, there are stylish and immortal pot plants that will survive and help you too do the same! You’ll sleep better if you keep a snake plant by your bed as it gives out bursts of oxygen at night, Read More

Hot trend! – Be in the moment

Mindfulness has become a huge buzzword in wellbeing over the past few years and it’s set to have a strong influence over how we design and appreciate our gardens in 2018. It’s an ancient Buddhist tradition of meditation and simply put, mindfulness is about being more aware of what is happening both inside and outside Read More

Hot trend! – Plant purple flowers

Every year the trendsetters inspire us with colour themes and ideas to provide a spark that ignites our creative juices. In 2018 it was all about purple, or so say colour experts Pantone, announced Purple to be the colour of the year for 2018. You can give your garden a quick makeover with some of Read More