Houseplant & Seed Swap Event
I am delighted to announce, that I am a Champion for the RHS Big Seed Sow campaign. It’s an amazing campaign getting schools and communities together sharing seeds and connecting to nature.
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My very first houseplant & seed swap event of 2023 took place Sat 25th Feb, 12pm-2pm at Jackson’s Boat in Sale, Manchester. I have been running my own event for almost 1.5 years and it has grown steadily. It was one of the highest turnouts in it’s history, in the middle of February! Thank you to all of you who came along. This year, I’ll be documenting it for you to see the work behind the scenes and give you inspiration for your own events.
The next event to add to your diary will be March 25th, 12pm-2pm at Jackson’s Boat in Sale. To see more info on my Cloud Gardener Houseplant & Seed Swap events click here
Planting & Container Selection
Workshop 2 Summary
First let me start with an apology, the roof terrace project has been in full swing and I have spent all of this week sourcing plants for the roof terrace. The containers I was planning of sharing with you have not come from the supplier and I had to avert a crisis as my 180 plant order for the living wall was thrown into chaos. My fault, as I went off script, in order to realize my own unique design. So it has been rather stressful. However, I am glad to say, that I am finally back on track and all the major plants have been selected. All that is left for me to do is pick up the spring bedding. But we will get into that a bit later….
Our last workshop was pretty full on. We discussed a range of topics including briefs and drawing out a map/plan of your space. By the end of session 2, you should have come slightly closer to having an idea of what you want to do with your space. As you know, I am using my new roof terrace project as a case study. I took you through my workflow step by step showing you how I approached each point for the design.
I was back on site this week to meet the clients and I can happily say that the client loved the design and I got the go ahead to start the build. I now have to finalize the planting list, source the plants, containers and furnishings as I will be live on site and installing the garden from 6th March.
This week, I am going to take you through my plant selection process for the build and discuss my container selection. The roof terrace is a North facing shady garden. One of the most difficult types of container gardens to design. However..
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Work Shop 3: Planting
When it comes to your plant selection for your container garden, there are lots of things to think about. We often fall into the trap of aimlessly wandering around garden centres and nurseries picking up whatever we like. However, before selecting plants for our space we need to think of a number of things so grab a cup of tea/coffee and let’s get into this…