Chelsea Flower Show: Alan Titchmarsh welcome, bye gnome

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As the sun set on the Chelsea Flower Show burnt, Alan Titchmarsh romped past a bush in a pot in each hand. "Sorry, no time to talk," he said, adding:. "I feel like I'm back in 1985"

It is his first time as a designer at Chelsea for 30 years, returning to the announcement that he fired from the BBC as the figurehead for hedging exposure flowers. But the disappointment and anxiety is clearly an excellent fertilizer for your garden. In full bloom, with a stream that meanders gently, sandpit and a small hut on the beach, this is might be perfect for one of her romance novels scenario.

"I was just a part of my life conception and every day in the garden, so for me it's just another day in the garden. This is a celebration of my 50 years in the landscaping and all gardens that have inspired me," Titchmarsh said , 64 "Everything I've put moss on the wall.'s all very therapeutic."

Exhibitors downloaded flowers at Chelsea Flower Show. Photo: Toby Melville / Reuters

Titchmarsh was perhaps the model of calm, but the air is on Friday, filled with the scent of freesia and frustration as final adjustments were made in time for the assessment on Sunday, and the official opening on Tuesday. Dwarves who received a one-year moratorium on the Chelsea in the past year have been returned as the ultimate faux pas Chelsea to their status.

Charlotte Rowe, designer of the World War I talked a lot about centennial garden, no man's land, had a one-week battle with the elements.

"The weather was a nightmare, I'm really not an exaggeration," he said while directing a man who a fern. "We had hail for two days and now it's cooking, so we are desperately trying to hold back the plants and protect them with everything we can."

Rowe was inspired by the French camps of the Western Somme, where the scars of war are still displayed. "If you go now returned to the fields, traces of the trenches and craters tunnel you are still significantly so that this garden is really about the regeneration of the earth after a severe conflict as a metaphor for the spirit of man," he said.

No Man's Land by Charlotte Rowe. Photo: Graeme Robertson

In designing the garden – his first for Chelsea – Rowe visited the site of the battle three times and has the wild waves hills and old trenches recreated for the garden in a lush abundance of grass, strawberries and wild flowers. A wild red poppy is under the foliage.

"I also yew shrubs here, which is important because the cover yew has been used in hundreds of cemeteries around the Western Front. And the stone that I used is clearly the same for grave stones commemorate the soldiers."

The First World War, the garden also has a large mine crater, handmade in a fountain, while a dark brutalist wall runs along one side of the garden, reminiscent of the restriction of soldiers in the trenches felt. Climbing Up The dark granite are white roses flowers with soldiers returning from conflict Showered.

For this year, the brothers Harry and David Rich, 26, and 23, which is touted as one to watch. Your garden starry sky, designed to remember the constellations in the night sky, was inspired by his home in the Brecon Beacons and brought everything from boulders with traditional stone walls of your home garden. "Plants are also the mood of the Milky Way Echo, so we have the white part of the cow parsley, Aquilegia glass that looks like a shooting star," said David. "And then we have tons of purple and red are scattered everywhere."

"We have a craft garden last year, so this is about six times greater," he added. "Six times of stress."