I am pleased to say that I have been invited to design and build an 8m x 8m show garden for this years Sandringham Flower Show.
This is my local and seems to be a lot more relaxed than the RHS shows but is still very competative and judged by Chris Beardshaw and Alan Mason so no slacking.
After much tweaking of the design and hours of emailing potential sponsors I am now within sight of having a show garden to be proud of and as its my first I am pleased to have gotton this far.
The design is based on the use of recycled and sustainable building materials together with planting on the Grow-Your-Own theme. I have grown all the plants from seed this year and so I also have the added stress of worrying about how big the plants are and whether they will be ready in time. The lack of sunny days, and would you believe it rain, have added to my concern.
I have had more luck with sponsors with generous donations from:
Ronseal Eco-Friendly and Woodland Trust paints
Pallets given by Jewsons of Cromer and Travis Perkins of North Walsham
North Walsham Garden Centre have kindly given Plastic pots and loaned Norfolk variety fruit trees.
MJ Tree Services have also kindly offered wood chip for the paths.
As its a Grow Your Own garden I will be blogging with hints and tips on how to grow vegetables herbs and edible flowers in your garden no matter how small.