This past week has seen glorious sun, viscous wind, rain and hail stones. So just the typical Showground weather, that us designers come to expect! We started on Monday morning full of enthusiasm and raring to go. Malvern is slightly different to the other shows as it has a long build up compared to some of the others and so I have been worried about getting to relaxed with timing. I designed this garden so that there would not be too much hard landscaping to do on site, and I could concentrate on the planting. (This is partly due to my selfish love of planting, so that there is lots for me to do! And, the fact that we are away from home, things needed to be kept simple.).
So, this week has been about taking our time in preparing all the paved areas, building the raised planter and levelling the plot. The ivy panel hedges took a while to put up with harsh winds making life quite difficult. The panels blew over in the night at the beginning of the week, which prompted more supports and hidden ties.
Malvern has a beautiful show ground and we have all really enjoyed the show so far. Monday brings the Digby Stone paving, which will be laid on prepared beds, which will be an exciting day as it will be the first finished material to go down. Then the plants will start trickling in Monday onwards, which I REALLY can't wait for!!
Keep watching for more posts on our Malvern Show Garden!