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Episode Info: Butter Wakefield in her happy place  "Clipped shapes and chaos"Butter Wakefield, Gold Medal winning designer, gives us aaallll the tips in this must-listen episode packed to the rafters with plant suggestions and sound advice for any gardeners or garden designers.   Butter’s Twitter - Website - Instagram Things we talk about in this episode:What's in a nameThe process of creating a stand at ChelseaPitching, competing, submittingCreating an outdoor living spaceChoosing carefully so as not to overload the stand. Making a realistic outdoor spaceHow to choose a growerHow the process worksTrees and hedgingChoosing plants Having a master plan (or not)Who is the client? Sponsor? Stand?It’s all about the medalGold medals and good prThe first jobSleepless nightsFaking it till you make itNot knowing the answer!Asking for help where you need itKnowledge and confidenceHow to be a good service providerCommunication Selling ideas to a clientSuggesting, steering, guidingUsing FACTS to get your wayA tape measure is your best tool. Balancing motherhood and a buisinessBaked beans againBeing there when it counts - sports day etcSetting a strong example for the childrenGarden design creates beautiful spaces for families - it’s one of the nicest things you can do for peoplePlanting stylePlanting a show garden vs planting a private gardenSeasonal plantingShrubs and herbaceousClipped shapes and chaosScaling up: putting big in smallGetting vertical interest in - wires and trellis to take eyes upGetting a mirror in! Should be antiqued - bounces lightBeing a weekend gardenerOutsourcing the clearing upScreening and blocking outTrellisTreesMeadowTidying tendenciesBeing braveComputer woesTurning the laptop onDelegation Plants, People, linksGaze Burvill Garden FurnitureDeepdale -  hornbeamsChichester Trees and Shrubs Hortus lociRosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'Geum 'Totally tangerine'Rosa 'Munstead Wood'Julia SamuelColefax and FowlerThe English Gardening SchoolLondon College of garden designAndrew WilsonCloudy Bay garden Chelsea 2014p9’s (0.5 litre pots)Alchemilla mollisrosesnepetaSalvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'Salvia 'Nachtvlinder'Salvia 'Amistad'Hydrangea 'Annabelle'Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'Amelanchier lamarckiiMobilaneTulipa 'Black parrot'Fritillaria meleagrisAllium 'Purple sensation'A. 'Purple rain'Gareth KinsellaThe wildflower Turf company Rosa Mme Alfred Carriere - flowers on a north wallStauntonia hexaphylla - will cover everything but bewareClematis armandiiAkebia quinataTrachelospermum jasminoides
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