Isabel Hardman

Chelsea Flower Show: the winners, the losers and the weeds

What’s worth seeing on the ground

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Tom Massey’s wildlife garden for the Royal Entomological Society [Alamy]

If you’d read the advance coverage of this week’s Chelsea Flower Show, you might be forgiven for thinking the entire event had been choked by bindweed, dandelions and nettles. Yes, there are some show gardens that use plants commonly called ‘weeds’ as part of their designs, but the show gardens this year really aren’t radically different to the traditional Chelsea model.

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