In the midst of all the big show gardens and fabulous plants at the Chelsea Flower Show, there are always a few small details that catch my eye. These are the little gems that look good and give your garden, whether large or small, a bit of personality.
These crates and vintage boxes make great plant containers, I use a vintage box on castors in my office to keep all my gardening magazines in .
(By vintage I actually mean that it’s one I rescued from a skip)
These two images are from the Alitex stand at Chelsea and most of the items are from Home Barn in Buckinghamshire.
Vertical planting is is becoming more and more popular, it’s so useful if you have a small garden. This is from Burgeon & Ball and filled with herbs, would be so useful outside your kitchen door.
This pretty chandelier is made from old wire hanging baskets
I also saw some different ways of displaying plants that you might like to try:
Shopping bags for a summer display of plants, they’d need to have holes in the bottom of the bag for drainage. Most of us probably won’t be using designer bags, but seeing these makes you realise that you don’t always have to use conventional plant pots.
These paper pots are used for growing seedlings and are simply formed by tucking paper round a tin-can or piece of wood.
They’re usually made out of newspaper, but I like the colorful paper that’s been used here, they look especially good en masse.
I found this little video that shows you how to make the pots.
This lovely container really is vintage, styled by celebrated florist Nikki Tibbles .
Your garden will be a much more enjoyable place if it reflects some of your personality, I hope you find some inspiration from these ideas.
All images: Jill Anderson