Sorry we’ve been a little slow at updating this blog as we get to grips with all the jobs to do before the grand opening. We have been working hard though and the ‘P4P display is coming together nicely.
Rob has been in working up mock ups for the ‘living present’ and we have planted up the top of the box to get all the plants rooted in nicely in plenty of time. This was a big job, involved adapting a pallet to take the weight of soil, painting it to blend into the background and lining it with capillary matting to ensure that the roots stay nice and moist even if we have a hot week! The finished section takes 4 people to lift and will be transported on two danish trolleys to Hampton Court on the friday before the show. This section will then sit on top of 4 custom build walls to make a visual ‘present’ in the middle of the Plants4Presents display.
This present will sit amongst a meadow of wildflowers planted to represent the wildflower meadow at our nursery. This mock up meadow is coming along nicely now with masses of lush grass already and big stash of ox eye daisies in bud. Having not grown wildflowers for display before the timing has been a bit tricky and we have been watching with interest the wildflower used in displays at other shows. There were some great gardens at Gardeners World Live and it’s given us some extra ideas to add to our own display…
In tandem the ‘real’ meadow at our nursery is if possible looking even more stunning than last year and we’ve spotted a cluster of 20 orchids amongst the buttercups and clover this month – I’ll add a picture when I have a minute.