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Tom Hoblyn

Tom Hoblyn Garden Designer

Trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Tom set up a successful garden design company in Suffolk. Last year he won his third consecutive RHS gold medal, this time at Chelsea Flower Show. Work takes him far and wide and he has just returned from India having begun work on a large landscape that forms part of the grounds for a Hindu temple.

  • Date Joined: 10 Mar 2009

cold weekend

Posted by Tom Hoblyn on 01 May 2010 at 07:32 AM

It is predicted to be cold this weekend and we have three Lagerstroemia indica that are only just coming into leaf. I deliberately left them in Italy over winter thinking it would be warmer there, but, it turns out, they've had a hideous winter. Hence leafless shrubs arriving in the UK. David Howard of Howard Nurseries came to the rescue and very kindly let me put them in the Chelsea polytunnel. Howard Nurseries is on of the largest wholesale perennial nurseries in the country and shrubs are seldom seen there; particularly 3 metre tall ones in 500 litre pots. Yet Gavin and his staff wrestled them into the nice warm tunnel for the weekend. I hope it's worth all the effort


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