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whatwouldcocodo Werkin that 1st phase deadline
🌲 #ChelseaFlowerShow here we come!!!
#springprojects #botanyismybible #yumyumyum
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jothompsongarden Today I’m really looking forward to visiting to the Purbeck stone quarry near Corfe Castle. I grew up just a few miles away, over the water, from this beautiful Isle of Purbeck. I loved then and still do love this gorgeous wheaten-coloured stone; its textures and colours have always appealed, and I’ve been longing to use it for years. #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow #stone #jothompsongardendesign #purbeck #isleofpurbeck #countdowntochelsea 8h

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thegardenrose I am going to #chelseaflowershow after winning my heat for young florist of the year yesterday. #florist #winner #flowers #cake 2d

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jothompsongarden Day -79 #countdowntochelsea I’m at the aquatic plants nursery today. Planting in varying depths of water is a VERY different kettle of fish and I’m keen to hear the specialists’ advice. A natural swimming pool consists of deep water, shallow, and marginal zones. In each of these zones are carefully selected aquatic plants which help with the cleaning of the pool. These plants are bedded in gravel and other special aggregates. Water from the swimming area is pumped through these biological and botanical filters so that microorganisms and other small life forms become permanently embedded and help to clarify and purify the water. The basis of this biological cleaning process is the use of aquatic plants and helpful microbes in connection with a biological filtration and hydraulic system. By mechanically circulating the water using controlled, directed flow through the regeneration zones, impurities are broken down the way Nature intended without the use of harmful chemicals. The surface water is cleaned with the help of skimmers and overflow gutters.
So essentially, what we are creating is an organized pond. It isn’t a glorified carp pond that some natural swimming pond systems deliver: apart from a skimmer and mechanical water circulation, everything else here truly is ‘as Nature intended’. #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow #mandg #jothompsongardendesign
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jothompsongarden For the true plant lover - a seat which you can lie on and be SURROUNDED by your plants. Designed by me #gardendesign #landscapearchitect #ukgardens #instagarden #gardenseating #jothompsongardendesign #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow 2d

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instagramdesign SWEET DREAMS in an English country garden ! Judging by your comments we are all anxiously awaiting warmer weather and everything associated with it ! Gresgarth Hall in all it's finery will once again tempt me to visit ! #gresgarthhall #lancashire #uk #england #northofengland #arabellalennoxboyd #chelseaflowershow #may #tulip #bulb #countrygarden #terrace #gardener #designer #picoftheday #photoftheday #bestoftheday #igers #instahub #instagood #instago #instagramhub #instagardens 2d

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jothompsongarden If you'd like to follow the daily updates of my #countdowntochelsea , you can see them on my blog which is here http://jothompson-garden-design.co.uk/blog/ #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow #mandg 2d

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jothompsongarden Here's today's #countdowntochelsea We’ve got the boulder and stone quantities confirmed, and I’m looking forward to Tuesday’s visit to the quarry with Scott Hadley, who is building the garden. So now I’m just making sure that the beautiful trees we’ve tagged will actually fit in the space. I knew they did fit when I first found them, but double-checking is the name of the game today.

Thinking back, we’ve had some beautiful trees in the past, and I want to make sure we continue to select perfect examples, yet also having a change, in order to give the show visitor new ideas. We’ve used multi-stemmed Betula pendula, eye-catching multi-stemmed Prunus serrula, with an exquisite bark polished to mahogany, a lovely group of Betula albosinensis ‘Fascination’ in 2012, with its fabulous bark of chalky-apricot, and, in 2014, multi-stemmed Betula utilis var. jacquemontii. And in 2013 we had a tree which seemed to ‘watch’ us as we planted…… #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow #mandg #trees #gardendesign #landscapearchitecture
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  •   helenjermyn Oooo I think I recognise that tree! Thrive garden, Chelsea, 2010???? Can't believe it was so long ago. Yikes! 2d

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tinguteoinne Dagens trädgårdsinspiration! En bild vi tog på Chelsea Flowershow ett par år sedan!#trädgård #trädgårdsskiss #trädgårdsdesign #garden #gardendesign #vatten #rost #chelsea #chelseaflowershow #london 2d

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mehtap_kaya Födelsedagstårta till Ulla-Britt som ska åka till Chelsea Flower Show i London! #sockerblommor #tårta #london #chelseaflowershow #caketopper #instacake #instabirthday #kilafors #flowerpaste 2d

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aldgatehome So looking forward to this ..
Make a note ..May 2015...
Hope you an find us there ..
#RHS #Chelsea #chelseaflowershow #2015 #garden #gardendesign #garden inspiration #garden-mirrors #garden-features #flowers #London #event #aldgatehome ..
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marcolehtojoki Biljett bokad ! Tll RHS Chelsea flower show#RHS Chelsea flower show #chelseaflowershow #Chelsea #flowers #love 3d

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photographybyelc Couldn't resist...another shot of beautiful summer flowers from The Chelsea Flower Show...can't wait for summer so I can take some more photos. For more of my work please check out my site @ www.photographybyelc.com #summer #natural #naturallight #garden #pretty #art #photographer #pinks #photoshoot #shoot #flower #chelseaflowershow #wiw #ootd #wish #art #beauty #beautiful #roses #purple #coral #show #floral #photographybyelc 3d

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jothompsongarden Day 81. During these next couple of months, weekend days are working days. Today, I’m preparing for visits next week to quarries and aquatic plant nurseries. I need to ensure that we have exactly the right amount of stone which will be used as seating, pond edging and plinths for the oak frame of the building. So measurements and quantities are key. I’ll worry about finding the perfect ‘random’ boulders when I get there. This garden is somewhat dependent on what Nature has already made a few million years ago…. #countdowntochelsea #chelseacountdown #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow #mandg #jothompsongardendesign 4d

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jothompsongarden Day 82. Today was spent on logistics, schedules, timetables. There are reams of forms to fill in, items to be ordered, people to be contacted. We now know who’s going to be where, and when.The planting team are all ready and raring to get on site, and are all looking forward to the annual reunion. They are a great team, loyal, hard-working, skilled and great company, and they don’t often get the public acknowledgement they deserve – these gardens wouldn’t be built without them http://bit.ly/1zMRXWE #countdowntochelsea #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow 4d

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jothompsongarden I thought it might be ‘fun’ to share daily how the build-up to Chelsea progresses as the first signs of Spring make their presence felt. Having spent the afternoon in the pouring rain, putting together the final spec for a rather fabulous polished concrete outdoor kitchen in East Sussex, we’re warming up over a cup of tea. But no complaining here: it’s all good practice for the Chelsea garden build: we pack clothes for four seasons to take us through those few weeks in early May. Taking a look back at previous builds, it reminded me that we really have to be prepared for every weather eventuality. More here http://bit.ly/1wwv5yU. #countdowntochelsea #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow 4d

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