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  • Seriously hankering after one of Corrie Bain’s beautiful porcelain flower vases. One of my favourite parts of #rhschelsea is the artisan area where very talented creative people demonstrate their skills. @natashahulse_design was also showing her incredible appliqué work.  Such a lovely person creating beautiful things. 
The garden shown here is the best in show by @andysturgeondesign for M&G. Gorgeous planting. 
I also loved 
@herveybrookes sculpture and the test tube flower display and of course the #moss in the #Japanese artisan garden. 
#ddayanniversary 
This rose on the @peterbealesroses stand is going to be in our garden soon I hope. 
#roses #gardendesign #craft #ceramics #applique #design #interiors #flowers #rhs #plantchoices #gardening #chelseaflowershow #artisan #fabric #textiles #porcelain #woodlandplanting #floristry
  • 25 years ago! All about flowers even then. #wewereyoung #murthly #perthshire #silverwedding @itsmeluluguinness @kate1petrie1 @hugostraker @tguinness @kinvarastraker @jrivettcarnac @alipe2874 @carostraker @geordie.rc @trcarnage #wedding
  • A tiny preview. The genius of @tomstuartsmith @chrisbeardshawdesign @david_austin_roses @eberle_sarah 
More tomorrow. #chelsea #rhs #rhschelsea @the_rhs #gardendesign #loveflowers #roses
  • The Benton irises have arrived. Starting with ‘Opal’. The artist Cedric Morris was inspired by Monet's garden at Giverny and, like Monet, he painted the flowers he grew. Between 1934 and 1960, he bred more than 80 tall bearded irises which he named after his house Benton End in Suffolk. His painting Iris Seedlings hangs in the Tate. The flowers are delicate and oddly coloured,  with an elegance of their own. #perfection #cedricmorris #bentonirises #beardediris #floweroftheday #flowerphotography #plantchoices #garden #opal #whiteflowers #englishcountrygarden #herbaceousborder #cotswoldgarden #wiltshiregarden #artistsofinstagram #painting #suffolk #monet
  • The canine dream team. Definitely a mouse under the woodchip. #daschundsofinstagram #digger #cotonpom #toobeautiful #fluffy #dogsofinstagram #dogsinthegarden #canine #woodchip #hunting #mansbestfriend #lovemydog #crossbreedsofinstagram #inthegarden #dreamteam
  • Plant of the day today: Camassia leichtlinii alba. I love this bulb, it lights many a gloomy corner. Here with tellima grandiflora and silene fimbrata. More favourites of mine #floweroftheday #plantoftheday #flowerphotography #gardendesign #wiltshiregarden #englishcountrygarden #camassia #silene #tellimagrandiflora #plantchoices #perennials #summerfloweringbulbs #design #garden #flowers
  • Scroll through to see the fantastic end result which began with my sketch. The skilled interpretation by Tom Nicholson Smith, first into clay maquettes, then carved from cedar into pip shapes and finally into these beautiful charred and wax sculptures. In situ at last. #woodcarving #cedar #charredwood #bespoke #sculpture #sketch #design #gardenart #maquette #pips #seats #gardensculpture #tomnicholsonsmith #art #englishcountrygarden #loadingup #gardendesign #artinthegarden @tomnicholsonsmith #insitu #skill
  • Let sleeping dogs lie. Perfect hound. #charcoal #charcoaldrawing #dogsofinstagram #dog #dogportrait #sketching #quicksketch #daschund #daschundsofinstagram #sleeping #dozing #art
  • I’m taking a break from painting this month to work on the garden, but am very excited to have this gorgeous painting by my tutor, the exceptional artist @sarah_jane_moon to inspire me. 
I haven’t yet squeezed it into my ‘salon’ wall, but rather love it just sitting here. #portraitpainters #artistsoninstagram #newzealandartist #inspiration #decor #interiors #oilpainting @heatherley_school_of_art #stilllife #pear
  • First visit to the amazing Derry Watkins’ Special Plants Nursery near Bath today. I’ve been meaning to go for years and have heard her lecture a couple of times. An inspirational plantswoman and great enthusiast about gravel gardening. Lots of unusual plants and seeds for sale, talks, courses and the gorgeous garden as well. 
#plantnursery #specialplants #unusualplants #seeds #gardendesign #bath #somerset #gravelgardening #corydalis #design #courses #lectures @derrywatkins
  • I spotted this incredible peony over a garden fence. #blowsybloom #peony #floweroftheday #flowers #beauty #flowerphotography #flower
  • Things are waking up in the main border. Lots of self seeding lunaria annua ‘Chedglow’ and anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’. Rich colours mixing with fresh growth. #garden #honesty #gardeningideas #gardendesign #plants #plantingdesign #flowers #lunaria #cowparsley #anthriscus #springflowers #wiltshiregarden #englishcountrygarden #selfseeded #perennials #herbaceousborder #topiary