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Chelsea Flower Show: Hunting for alpines

May 23, 2019
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We were delighted to see alpine and small hardy plants adorning the displays of many gardens at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show.

The Great Pavilion in particular housed an incredible range. We explored the beautiful displays to pick out a few of our favourites.

Iris  ‘Sable’

Iris ‘Sable’ on the Silver-gilt winning Daisy Roots display caught our eye. This bearded iris is ideal for growing in a mixed herbaceous border. Flowering in late spring/early summer, it’s best-suited to a well-drained soil and planted in full sun.

Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants

Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants won a Gold Medal for their display. We were captivated by the array of plants here for quite some time!

Jacques Amand International

This was another Gold Medal winning display with some beautifully grown plants from Jacques Amand. We were especially taken with the cypripediums!

Rotherview Nursery

Rotherview created a fantastic display of alpine and hardy plants in stone troughs and crevice settings. Some of the plants featured including Sempervivum, Sedum, Rhodohypoxis, Veronica and Phlox.

Kevock Garden Plants

Another Gold Medal display came from Kevock Garden Plants. Our garden diarist Katharine (AKA The Tea Break Gardener) was especially fond of this display and got plenty advice from the nursery owners on constructing her new rock garden!