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September 21, 2016

Bulbs: your questions answered!

Bulbs can really add an extra dimention to your garden and no planting scheme should do without! This week we will be sharing our clients most common questions on these loved and cheering plants.  Photo source Sarah Raven HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT BULBS? A very sensible question to start with! Your bulb selection will mainly depends on your soil, exposition, and favourite colour scheme. […]
April 29, 2016
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Harrod Horticultural helps bring out the gardener in our RHS Chelsea Garden

To me gardens are for people – healing, welcoming spaces to switch off, contemplate and enjoy growing plants within the great outdoors. The RHS’s vision statement is ‘to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place”. People, and their joy in growing plants are key in achieving this aim. Click continue reading… ‘The potting shed’ in our conceptual […]
April 26, 2016
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Sureset Permeable Paving and our Chelsea Garden

    As garden designers we are aware of the need of our clients to park off street, especially where a resident’s parking permit comes with a king’s ransom. Legislation governs that all new and replacement drives of more than 5 square meters of impermeable paving (where water isn’t directed to a permeable area), needs planning permission. So considering permeable paving is a necessity. Environmentally, […]
April 5, 2016
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Who’s supplying the plants for our RHS Chelsea ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Garden?

We have long been customers of Hortus Loci, who have earned an outstanding reputation in providing top-quality perennials, shrubs and trees to some of the biggest names in the horticultural industry. Mark Straver, Robin Wallis, general manager Michael Buck and team have supplied plants for RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court, Malvern and many other prestigious shows for years, and we are delighted that this year they’ve found […]
March 30, 2016
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London Stone and our ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Garden

  London Stone and our RHS Chelsea ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Garden? We always appreciate working with a partner business that has the same energy and enthusiasm for their work as our studio has. And this is our experience of working with London Stone. No matter the intricacy of our requests, nothing is ever a problem for their bespoke department. We have developed close ties and […]
March 17, 2016
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The Outdoor Room building our RHS ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Garden at RHS Chelsea 2016

  We at Ann-Marie Powell Gardens are delighted to be the designers of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Official ‘Greening Grey Britain’ garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Click to continue reading… We take pride in every garden that we build, and our garden for the hosts of the world’s greatest flower show will be no exception. With years of experience working with the […]
March 1, 2016
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Garden gifts for Mum

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, in fact it’s THIS SUNDAY (in case you weren’t aware). Let’s face it, there’s only one day in the year when Mothers are celebrated up and down the country, and they really do deserve a bit of pampering. So click continue reading to get a few garden gift ideas… You can do it the traditional way and say […]
February 1, 2016
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plants

    There’s excitment in the studio today as we are another week closer to RHS Chelsea Flower Show!  13 weeks until we start building the RHS Health, Happiness and Horticulture garden and our friends at Hortus Loci have already started to gather our plants together.