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“Don’t Chop Me Down!”


RHS Gold Medallist & Fomer BBC Gardener of the Year Sue Beesley of Bluebell Cottage Gardens has partnered with local landscape company, Eden Landscapes, to create a inspirational new Show Garden, ‘Don’t Chop Me Down!’ for this year’s RHS Tatton.

‘Don’t Chop Me Down!’ demonstrates a less traditional approach to cottage gardening;
encouraging different plant choices and designs based not simply on summer display but
with winter interest in mind.

Sue said “Most gardeners reach for the secateurs at the end of summer and cut
down their borders to leave the garden ‘tidy’ for winter. However, so many perennials
look wonderful in the winter with beautiful shapes and structures. Leave plants such as
Echinacea and Sedums and they will look superb right through winter. Seed heads are
great for birds and hibernating wildlife too.”

Tom of Eden Landscapes said “We are delighted to be partnering with Sue for this, our
first ever RHS show. We know that the quality of our stone work will really set off the
planting and showcase our skills at this prestigious RHS Show”.

Eden Landscapes are using natural stone supplied by Paving Traders to create the
landscaping for Sue Beesley’s garden design that celebrates the structure and silhouettes
of many of our traditional plant choices. A paved area leads to the planted borders either
side of a curving gravel path so that frosted flower heads can be enjoyed in close up
during the winter months.

Sue added “I have been so impressed with the high quality of work and the care that
Eden take to deliver exactly what I envision. I was delighted when they agreed to partner
me at this their first public show.”


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