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RHS chelsea 2014 sculpture, texture and plant combinations

I visited rhs chelsea on Tuesday late afternoon and evening.

What really caught my eye was the interesting textures, patterns, colours and 

John O'Connor's sculptures - eye catching, I can imagine these at night back lit or uplit, quite wonderful.. the body form exagerated or elongated and possibly a little bit haunting made with bronze resin or foundry bronze 

All sculptures by John O'Connor

My favourite garden has got to be the Cloudy Bay Garden, wonderful, innovative, interesting, thought provoking and different. I adored the roses and poeny's in amongst the grasses punctuated by the vertical elements of Foxgloves, Iris and Verbascum. But mostly impressed by the fact they Andrew and Gavin are not playing the chelsea equation or playing safe. 

Designed by Wilson McWilliam Studio

One of my favourite combinations found on a trade stand is a grass I dislike normally! as it seeds everywhere and becomes quite a thug Anemanthele lessoniana mixed with Verbascum. Possibly 'Copper Rose' and Aquilega with clipped cubes of taxus and bronze fennel lovely  

peony's were everywhere

betula nigra 

sculpture by coombe - Paul Vanstone


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