March 17, 2016

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

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

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. 
November 4, 2015

The autumn tidy up

With autumn half term over it’s a good point to get the garden ready for winter. Look after your garden now and it will look great for you next summer. An autumn tidy up eases your garden into a state of hibernation, allowing it to rest, recuperate and summon up the energy to shine again next year. To find out how click ‘Continue reading’ below… […]
October 13, 2015
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Eating Humble Pie

I just came by one of Ann-Marie’s old musings in our archives and thought I’ll share it. It reminded me of how Beth Chatto read The Well Tempered Garden by Christopher Lloyd and discovered his dislike of the same plant. Beth Chatto wrote to Christopher, he invited her for lunch and it lead to a lifelong friendship. Where do you fall in this (apparently) charged question?..   […]
October 9, 2015

Outdoor fireplaces

  As autumn draws in a fireplace can transform the garden, and a gardener’s spirits, after dark. To find out which fireplace would best suit you, click ‘continue reading’ tab below. Photo of a Kadai fire pit; At Ann-Marie Powell Gardens we like to use the garden all year round! These outdoor fireplaces turn terraces into dramatic open-air living rooms – places for friends […]
September 8, 2015

Extend the planting season with bulbs

            At Ann-Marie Powell Gardens we like to extend the planting season. An easy and inexpensive way to do this is with bulbs. They add depth and interest to borders, whilst taking up a minimum of planting space. Press ‘Continue Reading’ below to discover how we do it! What appears when? The first to appear in late winter are the […]
August 24, 2015
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GOLD!!! RHS Hampton Court Thanks

              It may be a few weeks since Ann-Marie Powell Gardens were awarded a Gold Medal at the 2015 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, but I want to make sure everyone involved gets recognition for this fantastic achievement…………. (please read on by clicking below) Firstly I would like to thank David Dodd and his amazingly supportive, skilled team at […]