Chelsea 2021 Update October 15th
Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Update
So far, the Chelsea Flower Show is very much going ahead for 2021, and in due course we will find out more details of how it will operate, particularly during the build-up period when there are usually thousands of contractors on site building the Show gardens and exhibits.
For our part, 5 of the gardens that we were involved with for the cancelled 2020 show are all set for 2021. We will reveal which they are once the RHS have made the formal announcement in November. We also have 3 new Chelsea projects that we hope to start work soon soon.
''We are potentially growing for 8 Main Avenue Gardens for 2021''.
In the wake of the cancelled 2020 show there are a few advantages to those gardens which have deferred to 2021. Firstly most of their plants have already been sourced and have been growing on our nursery for 12 months or more already, so there is less plant hunting needed.
Secondly, these plants are already ''Chelsea size''. When these are then potted on during the next few weeks, they will become super-size for Chelsea 2021 which will give the garden an even more mature look than would normally be seen at Chelsea.
''Ferns will be in pots as large as 30L for 2021.''
Trees that were sourced from Europe for 2020 also have had a season in the UK in a container, and will be far less subject to the dreaded transport shock which often hits a newly imported tree at the Chelsea Flower Show whereby all the leaves fall off and the plant looks terrible.
Thirdly, there are always plants which are experimental, in that we have never grown them before and we are unsure how they behave, and when they peak to flower. 2020 has been a tremendous opportunity to have a practice run and to learn how an unfamiliar plant performs under a Chelsea growing regime. This has been an invaluable opportunity, particularly with a couple of the international gardens containing a lot of unfamiliar plants.
''We believe that we have some of the best plants ever in the making!''
Matt and his team are currently frantically potting taking advantage of the mild conditions and the late summer sunshine.