Sunday, May 27, 2012

The end is in sight!

The Amazing 4 1/2 day adventure in the Uk is coming to an end. What a mind blowing, full on and successful few days. From my very positive meetings with the Royal Horticultural Society about my design, to organising all our rock sponsorship with CED stone and the detail analysis of all the show gardens at Chelsea. We need to deliver utter perfection. I am dreaming so big with this creation. Departing now for Melbourne 33 hrs of Tavel ahead. BUT my flight is now delayed for 8 hour and have just found out I will miss my connection. Bugger! During the next weeks I will post some great interviews and images of my adventure. Bring on 2013 only 359 days to go.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


You are seeing Chelsea on better homes and gardens tonight on tv and I am sourcing materials and planing for 2013!
It's all about planing!
This is a breathtaking landscape

Great meeting with the RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are really excited about our proposal the size of the site is 10 m by 22 m width here is a sneak peak of my design concept. I am so inspired, how amazing is life!!
What a day

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Love it

Has Jason got cloths on!!

CED meeting

Just finished the most successful sponsorship meeting. All the natural materials required can be locally sourced.
Brilliant! Off back to Chelsea again to have an important meeting with the RHS.
Cross your fingers!
My only view of the city

Notes on my shirt

Today was so full on I recorded at least 20 pages of notes and some how made additional notes all over my shirt. Bozo Phil. It has been such an amazing day so beneficial for my design. Bring on next year. Cider time now !

Jason asleep well done mate

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Check what I found

Beautiful Australian bronze bird baths!
Amazing what you find at Chelsea
Check them out

Quite time garden The Korean garden - Gold

The Westland Magical Garden


L'Occitane En Provence Gold Medal

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Adam Frost gold medal

The Telegraph Garden

Designer Sarah Price
She has designed the landscape for the London Olympics

Laurent - Perrier Gold medal

Strawberries and cream plus sausage rolls yum yum

My new Chelsea friends.

They said hi mum !

Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden

Gold medal and a really beautiful creation

The Australian garden

Well done all !!
It's a perfect day for a bath

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The best in show garden

Brewin Dolphin

Just arrive at Sloane Square

We Will all get to know this station really well next year. Because there will be no utes only the tube trains to get us around!
The walk to the show begins

Breaking news results for Chelsea 2012

A big Congratulations to Trailfinders Australian Garden and Flemings for being awarded a silver gilt medal!
Well done Jason and team awesome effort.

Flew all the way here and could not get into Chelsea today!

So what better to wander around Kew Gardens. With great guides...
I better get into Chelsea tomorrow! Else .!!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Local Design Meeting about Chelsea 2013

I have just had a fabulous meeting with local landscape architect and horticulturalist Allan Hart about planting materials, concepts, you name it we discussed it. Will show some video footage upon my return. Off to Chelsea now

Arrived safe and jet lagged

It's 7am and I have arrived a Hammersmith tube stop.
Now I have to find my accomidation and then off to Chelsea Flower Show can not wait. Only have five days away. So here goes let the adventure begin!!!!
P.s it's 8 oC cold and windy but no rain

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tomorrow I depart to see Chelsea

I am In Beautiful Sydney tonight.
This is such an amazing building, perhaps some inspiration for Chelsea 2013. I promise no small miniature Opera House ;)
Follow my travels over the coming weeks I will bring you all the best from Chelsea flower show and much more.
Stay tuned...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stage two works in the Yarra Valley

It was a beautiful day in the Yarra Valley yesterday to start a Stage 2 landscape at one of our current clients homes.

This is the design incorporating the Stage two works, the pink is the new Billabong and although our clients have changed their minds and are no longer creating the original designed orchard, you can see the updated overlay for the turf and garden bed placement.

The lining is in and the rocks are being lowered into the new Billabong today.  The rocks retain the walls and assist it creating the habitat.  Not to mention, they look magnificent too!

We built this Billabong during the stage 1 landscape works in 2010.

The beauty of a blank canvas!  If you look closely you can see some markings for details of the new landscape.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


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Check out page 11 of The Age today - Life & Style section.

An article about this years Chelsea Flower Show with the breaking news that I have been asked to represent Australia in the 2013 event. To top it off it's the 100 year anniversary of the show!!!!!

I'm going to be dreaming BIG...

Watch this space, updates to come from my trip over there next week.