Sunday, April 29, 2018

A Chelsea Flower Show garden for a writer

Another garden to look out for at this year's Chelsea Flower Show is The Writer's Retreat Garden in The Great Pavilion which features a shepherd's hut writing studio. Among those working on it is friend of Shedworking Mark Diacono from Otter Farm and greenhouse/conservatory specialists Alitex. Here's what Mark says about it:
Pennard Plants have been inspired by my books - particularly A Year at Otter Farm and The New Kitchen Garden - to create a garden where a writer might feel creative, surrounded by the sounds, scent and view of an edible garden. Not that it's a regular sort of edible garden. The space is 10m by 10m, an Alitex greenhouse [a Mottisfont model, 2.6m x 4m] forming the productive focal point, and a Riverside shepherd's hut where the pen meets paper. The greenhouse sits in a summer meadow, planted to draw beneficial insects to pollinate plants inside and out. In this more traditionally productive part of the garden is a fence of trained fruit, plus salads and herbs; the greenhouse itself full of Mediterranean favourites.

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