Tony Heywood's thing. Some people were comparing it to Niki de Saint Phalle's stuff. No way.
Bruno Marmiroli's tree through coal.Followed by: classic Ivan Hicks; golden dog turds (odd, even for FG);sitting hole in Hugo Bugg & Maren Hallenga's modestly named Narratives of Nature; Peter Thomas' Metamorphosis and the beehive bogs.
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2 The Hort Week mob proving that their Champagne Tracker Device is infallible.
3 Matthew Appleby shortly before he throttled Bob Sherman to get Garden Organic's Guru to spill the Green beans.
4 Nice gate
5 The world's only ugly Regency feature: a Gardenesque Mound as invented by poor, boring, worthy old John Loudon who died standing up while dictating his latest book.
6 Rosa Mundi, swoon.
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The Cardinal reminds me of Blake's Sick Rose picture
Not that this tree peony star he is sick. He started waving his finery around just before Chelsea after six years twiddling his thumbs and refusing to flower much despite sitting in a pot of my finest Chateau Owen compost.
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Adam and Eve were too busy eating apples to define where they were but we British should have come up with a definition by now. Even the OED definition ("enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit or vegetables") was deemed inadequate. Last year, in the High Court, Lord Justice Moses said, 'That definition is clearly now too narrow, as the current fashion for wild gardens and meadow areas amply demonstrates.
'The reality is that no description will categorically establish whether a piece of land is a garden or not. It is incumbent on the fact finder to determine its use.
'It is important to look at the relationship between the owner and the land, and the history and character of the land and space.'
Is the true definition: ‘the only place where the British feel able to express themselves’?
Your thoughts here, please.
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Stephen suggested that, if a plot lacks plants, it's a question of, ‘Come into the Installation Maude’
Lila Das Gupta talked about Gardens Without Plants in terms of shock jock stuff.
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