Cash and carry rises to design challenge at Capel Manor

Trade plant cash and carry Joseph Rochford Gardens has designed a garden at Capel Manor College featuring plants chosen by members of the Garden Media Guild.

Rochford used plants chosen by 34 garden writers and broadcasters including Alan Titchmarsh, Peter Seabrook, Roy Lancaster, Deborah Stone and Geoff Whiten.

The garden was designed by Chris Mennie based on a collection of ideas from the Rochford team and constructed by John Dellow with help from Richard Moreham and other Rochford staff.

Rochford owner Paul Rochford said: "This has been a very exciting and challenging project. Guild members set us some challenging plants to resource and incorporate into the design, but we are proud of our reputation not only for the quality of our plants but also for the range we offer the trade through our own nurseries and our contacts across Europe."

He added: "Gianna Dellow, who co-ordinated this project, added lots more plants than those requested by the guild - she and her team were running around the nursery picking plants to suit the design."

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