Homebase to provide plants and accessories for Thomas Hoblyn's Chelsea garden

Homebase are providing all the planting and accessories for the Foreign & Colonial Investments' Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 25-29 May 2010.

The garden is the creation of garden designer Thomas Hoblyn, who has selected the variety of plants used in the garden which have been specifically grown by Homebase for the show.

Homebase have worked with their wide chain of suppliers to provide many of the materials that have gone into the construction of the garden such as the sand and aggregates.

Homebase's hire service Hirestation have supplied machinery and kit including diggers and lighting to assist with the construction of the garden.

The Foreign and Colonial Investment garden also features Homebase garden furniture.

Homebase's 12-plant Chelsea Collection, available in store, includes hosta, ferns, mixed grasses, Lavandula angustifolia Munstead, Salvia x Superba 'East Freisland', Agapanthus Blue Storm and Canna 'Tropicana Orange'.

The 12 plants in the new range are:

  • Athyrium nipponicum pictum (Japanese Painted Fern)
  • Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold' (Sedge)
  • Hosta hyacinthina
  • Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue' (Blue Fescue)
  • Lavandula angustifolia (Munstead)
  • Canna ‘Tropicana Orange'
  • Carex comans ‘Bronze' (Sedge)
  • Salvia nemerosa ‘East Friesland'
  • Hosta sieboldiana
  • Dryopteris erythrosa (Buckler Fern)
  • Agapanthus ‘Blue Storm' (African Blue Lily)
  • Carex testacea ‘Prairie Fire' (Sedge)

Amy Widburn, trading director for garden and seasonal at Homebase, said: "Many of the visitors to this year's Chelsea Flower Show and our customers nationwide might not have the space, time or finances to recreate the wonderful designs on display, so Homebase is doing all it can to make sure everyone can take home a little bit of Chelsea."


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