RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2022

#knollingwithdaisies  by Sue Kent

Getting Started Garden 5 X 5 meters Site no 374

Plants grown by Farmyard Nurseries, Oaktree Garden Centre, David Austin Roses (and some by Sue Kent)


Malus domestica ‘Golden delicious 
Pyrus communis 'Beurre Hardy' 
Sorbus aria lutescens ‘Aurea’ Golden White Beam

L Shape Flower Border

Agastache rugosa 'Liquorice Blue'

Ammi majus

Argyranthemum ‘Madeira Creasted White’

Argyranthemum ‘Madeira Creasted Yellow’

Brachyscome hybrid Mauve Magic

Cosmos white dwarf

Diascia ‘Denim Blue’

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion' (Mexican fleabane)

Erigeron ‘Sea Breezes’

Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White'.

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote’

Lemon balm

Leucanthemum banana cream

Linaria genistifolia

Lucanthemum crazy daisy

Pratia pedunculata

Salvia Nachtvlinder

Salvia 'Violin Music'

Santolina rosmarinifolia

Tanacetum parthenium 

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Adoration'

Agastache rugosa 'Liquorice Blue'

Fruit and Herb Border

Fruit Trees

Malus domestica ‘Golden delicious 

Pyrus communis 'Beurre Hardy' 


Mary Delany


Agastache Black adder

Agastaches liquorice

ALlium nutans  (Giant chives, Blue Chives, Siberian Chives, Flat-stalked Garlic)

Anethum graveolens

Camomile (German)

Camomile (Roman)

Corsican mint

Daucus carota ‘Dara’ (pink)

Daucus carota (white)

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion' Mexican fleabane)

Erigeron perfusion

Golden pineapple sage

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote’

Lemon thyme

Origanum vulgare 'Country Cream'

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' (Oregano)

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' Crispum

Persicaria odorata, common names Vietnamese coriander

Sanguisorba Joni

Sanguisorba 'Tanna' small burnet

Tanacetum parthenium ‘

Tanacetum parthenium ‘Selma Star’

Tanacetum parthenium 'Flore Pleno'( Feverfew Double-flowering)

Thymus citriodorus ( lemon thyme or citrus thyme)

Viola celestial Northern Lights

Grass Border

Allium sphaerocephalon
Diascia ‘Denim Blue’
Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion' Mexican fleabane)
Geranium robertianum 'Celtic White’ ( native Herb Robert) 
Stipa tenuissima

Plants in and behind the water feature

Astrantia major mixed
Athyrium otophorum var. okanum
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King'
Sanguisorba Joni
Sangusorbia tanna
Carex flacca - water plant
Equisetum hyemale - water plant
Marsilea quadrifolia - water plant

Paving and Pot Plants

Paving plant

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion' (Mexican fleabane)


Pelargonium Attar of Roses

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion' Mexican fleabane)


Featured Products

Beliani Bench

 The bench has been chosen for its dual function as bench and lounger.  I don’t like to just sit down in the garden I like to lie down and have a snooze, the show garden is small and wouldn’t fit a bench and a lounger. This bench turns into a lounger so it’s great for a small space. 

I have Meniere’s Disease as do many other people, and lying down is essential at times.   


Balance by Michael Speller

This Michael Speller sculpture is called Balance. I love that the arms do not dominate, and I feel a kinsmanship to this work . I have to balance often on one leg when I garden, and having been diagnosed with Meniere's Disease 5 years ago I have a balance problems when I have a Meniere's attack. It seemed fitting that his statue should rest in my garden for a while.
On loan it is a Foundry Bronze (edition of 12)  Height 180cm Weight approx 15kg

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David Austin Roses

Mary Delaney is a virtually thornless Rose which makes it easy for people with limited reach to prune, and it is less likely to scratch making it kinder to the eyes and skin. A delicately beautiful, rather unusual climber, bearing pretty pointed buds which open to medium-sized, loosely double, light pink flowers, over a very long season, the flowers are held on slender dark stems and gradually open to expose golden stamens. It has an Old Rose scent.


Everedge is a connecting bendable metal lawn edge made in Britain. I didn’t want to use cement in my show garden for environmental reasons, so I needed to secure the paving around the borders. Everedge supplied galvanized edging which was then distressed to match the other metal work in the show garden. 

Maintenance free, it last for decades, the entire Everedge range is fully recyclable, even the parts which are powder coated, whats not to love?

 Darlac Tools

My show garden needs only hand tools to maintain. Darlac tools have rubber handles which I find easier to grip. They make a range of different tools for easy weeding. They also make  my favourite tool the snipper. When I approach them for help they filled my show garden tool store with hand tools.

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Hotbin Composter

The New Hotbin Mini is a slimline hot composter designed for smaller gardens taking all garden and all kitchen waste is an efficient way of making compost. It’s sealed unit stops smells and keeps out flies and vermin.  As there is no turning, no tumbling, no accelerators and no external power source required it is a great product for those with limited strength / dexterity.

Oaktree Garden Centre

With finances tight and the need to reduce tree travelling miles Oaktree kindly offered to loan me the espaliered fruit trees, again the compact pruning of these trees makes them suitable for a small garden and they are easy to maintain and harvest with limited reach.

Dalefoot Compost

I use Dalefoot peat free compost as it reduces my work load, there is no need to feed and a reduced need to water as the wool content in the composts provides natural water retention and slowly releases nutrients for up to 2 years.   
Sustainably made from from renewable, natural ingredients from their farm in the Lake District the composts are approved for organic growing by the Soil Association

For the show Dalefoot have kindly donated some bags of Lakeland Gold
to mulch the show garden