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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2022

#Knollingwithdaisies

 


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My RHS show garden #knollingwithdaisies  won silver gilt and people's choice awards. The garden was a team effort and many thanks go to  those who helped me.

The organisations listed on this page said yes to helping me create this garden, i am grateful beyond words.

The Art on this page is created by Hannah and Gethin, two talented artists at Norman Industries.

Norman Industries provide training and support to allow people with disability or chronic illness to work.

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#knollingwithdaisies Design



The garden’s DNA is in the historic use of grids for garden designs. Taking lesson from history and incorporating and influenced by the social media hashtag #knolling  

Knolling is the process of arranging related objects in parallel or 90-degree angles; this has been applied to the layout of borders, walls, paving and plant design.


 I have used many plants from the daisy family. They are a flower with a sunny disposition and they inspire me to looks at life in the same way. The plant family is various allowing a cohesive flow to the planting.  


 The garden is a place to rest. Sitting and lying in the garden is a joy, and for some a necessity. People with a physical disability put more energy into gardening: bending, stretching , reaching etc, taking rest is restorative, as a person with Meniere’s disease lying flat essential..


This garden is designed for people who are busy, or who find physical work a challenge. They are keen to garden and are environmentally conscientious. It is planned for them to have time to garden easily and effectively. Not low maintenance but easy maintenance with an emphasis on time to sit, lie, and relax.


 A low environment impact garden that uses reclaimed material with a creative twist and no cement used. Planting to encourage wildlife and be visually uplifting and edibles to further engage the gardener.  The garden will be relocated to Scolton Manor Park after the show.


Water storage has been made a feature of the garden. Compost bin and tool storage are easy to reach and easy to use. Plants have been selected for longevity of interest and easy maintenance, mostly needing pair of secateurs to manage, reducing the need for endless tools in a small space.  There is no lawn avoiding the need to a mower and a must to weekly job, and making it easy for those who can't work machinery. 


The garden is mainly paved using reclaimed paving and illustrates many ground level knolling angle, highlighted by thin strips of planting. Gravel is used around damp areas and side paths. Overtime the plants will self seed, softening the knolling angles. 

Five plant beds are angular, in places the square edges of the design are softened by suitable edging plants.. .


Having a physical difference I find what works for me often makes life easier for everyone, for example narrow borders are easy to work with restricted reach or not, and the plants are more accessible. A repetitive daisy theme to the planting scheme makes for a calm visual experience.  

A strong Welsh connection sings through the garden, welsh steel, welsh timber, welsh plants and welsh design come together for RHS Hampton 2022