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Behind the Scenes at Chelsea

I'm a little late on the uptake on this one, but if you've ever wondered what it is like to work on a Chelsea Flower Show garden, designer Cleve West's blog will enlighten you.

I had no idea, for instance that one might need to take "out all the hesperis in the garden today for being too white and stealing the thunder from other whites in the garden. Seemed drastic but the garden is better for it. We’ve more than made up for it with the more subtle (but more heady in terms of scent) Valeriana officinalis."

And I thought they always made the perfect plant choice the first time. How very reassuring.

Cleve's sensory garden, designed for for care home residents who suffer with dementia, has just been awarded a Gold.
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