I know it’s summer as soon as the hanging baskets are up and the Chelsea Flower Show is on.
I won’t be in London this year but have the TV to record from today 24th May to 28th May when the world’s best flower show unfolds once again in London’s SW3.
Over 20 landscaped gardens will be on display and of course what makes this show different and special is that the gardens are on permanent display and the maturity this has brought to the grounds and show gardens is something that cannot be imitated.
The festival gardens have also been completely transformed by Dulux, whose own color consultant, Cora Collins, will be the guest speaker on Sunday with great advice and tips on how you too can add some color to your outdoor space.
You might see a specific plant or combination of plants, a type of pavement, an idea for a small, shady corner, or perhaps a novel way to hide an eyesore. You can take this inspiration home with you.
The age of many plants helps you see what certain things will look like as they get older. The show is now over 20 years on the road and many of the hedges and trees between the gardens have been there for so long giving the show a real sense of maturity.
Summer is here, we can finally travel and mingle freely again, so get out there and enjoy the Malvenfest this weekend.