Bulldog@Chelsea: Day 2

The big task today was to get the garden ready for the soil that arrives on Monday. The flag stones that make up the Forge floor had set overnight. This allowed us to continue work on it and we used reclaimed bricks to help it look as if had been there for years. By the…

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Posted in Chelsea 2011, Exhibitions By Ed White On 15th May 2011 | 0 Comments

Bulldog@Chelsea: Day 1

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Welome to Day 1 of the Chelsea build. Here’s our lorry being unpacked: Along with unloading, today the main task was to mark out the garden. As the RHS are not keen on exhibitors digging down into the existing soil, we need to build it up by around 9 inches –  so getting the layout…

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Posted in Chelsea 2011, Exhibitions By Ed White On 14th May 2011 | 0 Comments

Bulldog@Chelsea: update

The yard at Stonebarn Landscapes is now full of timber frames, granite setts and the steel roof for the forge. Rows and rows of plants are potted up and waiting. As Jon Wheatley, our designer along with Mary Payne, took me on the tour of the flowers and vegetables, he explained why he was so…

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Posted in Chelsea 2011, Exhibitions By Ed White On 11th May 2011 | 0 Comments

Bulldog@Chelsea: Episode 6

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We began last year with Terry Porter carefully tending our seeds and seedlings. He’s done a fantastic job and his greenhouse is now chock-a-block with cabbages and kale, leeks and onions. The recent warm weather has been helpful, but, as Terry explains, it can create difficulties. To prevent the plants from wilting he’s build a…

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Posted in Chelsea 2011, Exhibitions By Ed White On 9th May 2011 | 0 Comments

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