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Tony Smith

Tony Smith Artist and Garden Designer

  • Date Joined: 13 Mar 2009

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  • The sun is out, the sky is blue, It's beautiful and it's raining!

    Tony Smith on 29 Apr 2010 at 02:02 PM

    Oh yes, it's rain, on demand whenever I want it!

    It does, I admit, seem a little perverse that after such a long and wet winter I should want it to rain but I do


  • A New Hybrid at Chelsea

    Tony Smith on 22 Apr 2010 at 01:50 PM

     The Easigrass Garden is almost finished, well in kit form anyway. It is being built in the yard and then dismantled into manageable sections. From here it will be transported to the show where it will be reassembled in double quick time thus allowing us to plant well before judgement day. It's important to allow several days for the plants to settle into their new surroundings. This really makes a difference.

    While I was at the Easigrass office today discussing the finishing touches with Michael, who is in charge of the construction, Easigrass MD, Anthony Gallagher, read aloud a poem by his good friend and renowned poet, John Armstrong. The poem, entitled The Orchid, was commissioned by Anthony as a complement to the garden


  • Sleepless in Sussex

    Tony Smith on 15 Apr 2010 at 08:01 PM

    How many people, I wonder, are kept awake at night worrying about work? Quite a number I suspect. However, if I narrow the question down a little to say, how many people wake in the night terrified by a vision of pink tulip petals falling onto a carpet of flowerless verbena? I may now be on my own.

    Perhaps this may be just a little over dramatic, but when your reputation stands or falls on some flowers opening on one particular day in May, it’s easy to get twitchy and I am! Read More...

  • What's in a Name?

    Tony Smith on 07 Apr 2010 at 08:01 PM

    I am afraid it has been pointed out to me that I am guilty of hypocrisy.

    In my last post I complained about the impenetrable names given to ferns at the same time as producing a garden at Chelsea with probably the longest and least catchy name ever given to a garden