26th May 2014

We have won a Gold Medal at Chelsea Flower Show 2014. Five days later I am still somewhat shocked and it really did not hit me until I got home on the night of the announcement of the awards on...

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19th May 2014

Well I have now been assessed.  This is the first stage of the RHS judging process. I had two minutes yesterday morning to run through the main elements of my garden and then the assessors spent half an hour...

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12 May 2014

As I write this on Sunday afternoon, 11th May on a break from being on site at Chelsea, I realise that it is exactly six months since the RHS announced that my garden, No Man's Land was to go...

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5th May 2014

The build on-site at Chelsea at last We were the first on site on 29th April. Our virgin plot was made available for setting out and checking levels so that we could make a clear start the following the day,...

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28th April 2014

Well, the build is nearly upon us after 18 months of planning we are nearly at zero hour. Cannot quite believe it! We are going on site tomorrow, 29th April, to set the garden out a day before the...

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14th April 2014

We are now in the final planning stages of the show garden. On 30th April we will be on site at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea building the garden so our main objective is to make sure everything is perfect...

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31st March 2014

This last fortnight has been a real mix of activities. I went down to Hortus loci to visitmy first two trees which had arrived from Europe  my two gorgeous Acer campestres. It is rather like bringing old friends home ...

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17th March 2014

Filming in the Somme It has been a really busy two weeks as things really hot up before we go on site at Chelsea next month. Last week I was out in France filming with two film crews  the Soldiers...

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3rd March 2014

On Friday I flew over to Europe for just one more time in search of my final trees and shrubs for the No Man's Land garden at Chelsea Flower Show. Two weeks had gone by since my really awful...

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17th February 2014

The dangers of tree hunting Over the years I have done some pretty unusual trips and some rather hairy flying around world; I have flown through snow blizzards in the Rockies and tropical storms in South East Asia. I have...

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