Stitcher for Podcasts

Get the App Open App
Bummer! You're not a
Stitcher Premium subscriber yet.
Learn More
Start Free Trial
$4.99/Month after free trial

Show Info

Episode Info

Episode Info:

Things we talk about in this episode:

What's in a name

The process of creating a stand at Chelsea

Pitching, competing, submitting

Creating an outdoor living space

Choosing carefully so as not to overload the stand. Making a realistic outdoor space

How to choose a grower

How the process works

Trees and hedging

Choosing plants 

Having a master plan (or not)

Who is the client? Sponsor? Stand?

It’s all about the medal

Gold medals and good pr

The first job

Sleepless nights

Faking it till you make it

Not knowing the answer!

Asking for help where you need it

Knowledge and confidence

How to be a good service provider


Selling ideas to a client

Suggesting, steering, guiding

Using FACTS to get your way

A tape measure is your best tool. 

Balancing motherhood and a buisiness

Baked beans again

Being there when it counts - sports day etc

Setting a strong example for the children

Garden design creates beautiful spaces for families - it’s one of the nicest things you can do for people

Planting style

Planting a show garden vs planting a private garden

Seasonal planting

Shrubs and herbaceous

Clipped shapes and chaos

Scaling up: putting big in small

Getting vertical interest in - wires and trellis to take eyes up

Getting a mirror in! Should be antiqued - bounces light

Being a weekend gardener

Outsourcing the clearing up

Screening and blocking out




Tidying tendencies

Being brave

Computer woes

Turning the laptop on


Plants, People, links

Gaze Burvill Garden Furniture

Deepdale-  hornbeams

Chichester Trees and Shrubs 

Hortus loci

Rosa'Gertrude Jekyll'

Geum'Totally tangerine'

Rosa'Munstead Wood'

Julia Samuel

Colefax and Fowler

The English Gardening School

London College of garden design

Andrew Wilson

Cloudy Bay garden Chelsea 2014

p9’s (0.5 litre pots)

Alchemilla mollis



Salvia nemerosa'Caradonna'




Hydrangea paniculata'Limelight'

Amelanchier lamarckii


Tulipa 'Black parrot'

Fritillaria meleagris

Allium 'Purple sensation'

A. 'Purple rain'

Gareth Kinsella

The wildflower Turf company 

RosaMme Alfred Carriere - flowers on a north wall

Stauntonia hexaphylla- will cover everything but beware

Clematis armandii

Akebia quinata

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Read more »

Discover more stories like this.

Like Stitcher On Facebook


Episode Options

Listen Whenever

Similar Episodes

Related Episodes