I'm very excited! My border “Useful and beautiful: a pollinator’s paradise” has been selected to feature at Gardeners' World Live 2018!
The border answers the theme of "Every space counts" and takes up a tiny 2.75m x 2.75m raised bed. There’s evidence that pollinators are less abundant than in the past. Yet no matter how much space we have outside, we can all do our bit to increase their numbers. This bed is carefully planted with shrubs, annuals and perennials from the RHS Perfect for Pollinators Plant List. No matter their type or the season they arrive, every winged visitor will find something to nourish them. Creations made from recycled materials give them space to drink and rest and climbing flowers reach the sky. We humans just simply enjoy the beauty. My plan is to find a permanent home for the border after the show finishes.
Gardeners' World Live is 14-17 June 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham. Open to the general public, this BBC endorsed event hosts advice workshops, showcases new product announcements, show gardens and borders and has a stunning plant marquee.
I'll be posting more about the work behind the scenes to make my design a reality, but for now, why not get yourself an early bird ticket for the show and have a look at the best borders at the show from the last few years?