Show Gardens at Hampton Court that I didn’t Like15th July 2010 • Stephanie's Blog • Stephanie Donaldson
My least favourite style of planting is what I refer to as ‘fruit salad’ where plants are jumbled together with not enough structural planting and not enough green.
I’m also pretty averse to the old-fashioned style of low maintenance garden where low-growing evergreens dominate. This garden will look pretty much the same every day of the year – boring.
The Lego Garden has had plenty of press, but entirely about the complexity of the Lego figures. I couldn’t have told you anything about the planting until I looked at my photos. The plants are very much the supporting cast.
This modern garden probably cost the most was a cold and soulless affair. I’m sure the WAGS will love it but I can’t imagine it appealing to many gardeners.
I have to confess that I thought the ‘Matter of Urgency’ garden with the giant pink tap was about water conservation. My catalogue revealed that it was in fact about over-active bladders. Although I thought the tap was very clever, I’m not a great fan of Barbie pink and I’m sure that the gushing tap would have anyone with the condition rushing to find the nearest loo!