Whilst the plants are reaching for the heady heights of Summer, and the plant supports are all busy doing their important work, we take a break from bending metal and head off for watery adventures. The Plant Belles delivery van was transformed once again into our camping sanctum, and off we go... Family fun in France for 2020. Not quite as adventurous as period years due to Covid restrictions, but we still managed to swim, surf, paddle and camp in the wild.
MARCH UPDATE: As you will know the 2020 show season is postponed until further notice due to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. No RHS Malvern, Chelsea or even Wisley Flower Show (as the September dates are now pencilled for a belated Hampton Court Flower Show bonanza. We have taken this opportunity to build a shiny new workshop (See Plant Belles workshop build blog): Oak frame arrived this week (Jan w/c 27th), after a few weather delays on groundwork's we hope to have the main frame and walls up by the end of February 2020. Roof covering in March. Moving in April (finger...
The National Trust Garden at Knightshayes Court, Nr Tiverton, Devon, have introduced over 80 additional Plant Belle designs, to the wonderfully restored walled kitchen gardens.
The National Trust collaboration started back in 2008, with the former Head Gardener at Castle Drogo, Andrew Midgley. Together we created the 'George Belle'.