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Chelsea Press Day

Wow what a day, all gardens now judged and everyone in a more relaxed mood.

I love Andy Sturgeons garden, the Verbascums, the raised paths, the rusting corten steel,  and Tom's cloud clipped box hedge, so sculptural. Another favourite is James Wongs Maylasia Garden, it transports you to paradise.

lemon tree

Our focal point lemon tree looks fab. Also a part of team Hadlow is the wonderful Pat and Rocin, they are looking after all the plants, feeding them, bringing them on, repotting if necessary, they are doing a great job, it's helps having such great facilities, large greenhouse, polytunnels etc. I'm worried about the lemon tree transportation to the show, it currently has over 50 lemons on our tree, I might tie each one on before it travels to the show!!

Team Hadlow

We had a press day today which went well, meeting local magazine, newspapers and BBC Kent radio. They were invited to the workshop, I took them through the design and the students talked about their construction work to date.

Texture Reverse

I have chosen the stone for the show garden it resembles the farmed rows of crops a linear pattern it looks fab. Brian and the students have spent 4 long days cutting the pieces with an angle grinder, I must say they are making great progress. They have set up some test panels and we are trying out white cement and silver sand, semi dry mix and wet mix to search for the best results, we are also trying the new resin mix. Here are some images of the textural stone.