Chelsea Garden Collection launch will support Homebase's flower show return

Homebase is to link its second Chelsea Garden Collection of plants with its second consecutive RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden.

The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden will be designed by Joe Swift, who has presented gardening for the BBC for more than a decade and was part of the Chelsea presenting team last year.

Swift will not be involved in promoting the retailer's Chelsea range, which includes Cosmos 'Choca Mocha', Spirea japonica 'Firelight' and Festuca glauca 'Festina'.

He was promoting the garden at this month's Garden Press Event, but would not be drawn on his BBC role this year.

Homebase has expanded its Jamie Oliver range for 2012 and will also sell a Union Jack-themed bunting, deckchairs and seat pads.

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