tenth July 2011 • Hampton Court Flower Show • Stephanie Donaldson
There’s so much occurring with garden walls as of late, each horticulturally and decoratively. This laser-cut fern sample on a galvanised panel was a favorite, however there was nobody round to inform me extra. I haven’t but tracked down who makes them, however I’m on the case.
Log partitions have turn into a favorite in present gardens over the previous few years and Wild within the Metropolis’s was among the best I’ve seen. I’ve no thought how lengthy they’ll final in an actual backyard, however presumably in case you use a hardwood like oak it is going to have a reasonably lengthy life and can gently climate all the way down to a delicate silvery gray, all of the whereas offering a wildlife habitat.
I believed this wall of pockets was an ideal method to show orchids, approximating the best way they develop within the wild. I feel it was created from a moulded fibrous materials, however it will be attention-grabbing to see one thing related made for out of doors use.
One of many small gardens featured a wall of heathers. I’ve not seen heathers used like this earlier than, however with a chequerboard of barely completely different colored foliage it had an attention-grabbing textured impact. Because the backyard was created by the British Heather Growers Association they presumably consider that rising and sustaining heathers this fashion will work.
Initially wall planters have been ugly plastic pouches that relied on the ability of the gardener to maintain them hid beneath foliage, however Burgon & Ball’s Verti-Plant wall planters are sufficiently fashionable to be on present.