Wednesday digest

The Hampton Court Flower Show has opened today – some unusual garden designs, including one that references the disease killing ash trees in Britian.

Best in show has a giant green plastic detergent bottle pouring water over an arc of plastic. Here’s a picture gallery of the gold medal gardens, hover your mouse over the number at the top to pick and choose if you don’t want to run through them all.

Here’s a writer who thinks “guerilla gardeners” have gone a step too far in trying to “farmify” cities. It makes interesting reading.

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is celebrating its “surprising” edible plants with an IncredEdibles Festival that runs until September 1. Meanwhile, the gorgeous, and historic, Temperate House is closing on August 4 for a five-year restoration. Read more about that here.


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