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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

Tree Debacle

Posted by Tom Hoblyn on 10 May 2010 at 02:53 PM

This year has been an odd year climatically speaking. I picked out my Quercus cerris 10 months ago for being a perfect Chelsea standard tree. It has been in the UK for 2 years and completely acclimatised. Yet, when it was delivered, I realised that it was very late coming into leaf. The odd thing being, that cerris always comes into leaf before Q. palustris, yet palustris is already quite leafed up. So, much to my supplier's annoyance, I rejected it and asked for another. The next one will also not make the grade, so I drove up to the nursery this morning and spent some time searching for the best one. The jury's still out, but one thing is for sure: we are not having cerris at Chelsea this year, and time is running out for an alternative that sticks to the brief.

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on 10 May 2010 at 05:16 PM