Phlox Paniculata Blue Paradise

Chelsea Chop: The Final Chapter

Encouraged by Rachel (thank-goodness-my-husband-wasn’t-watching) de Thame’s, notable report on Gardener’s World in early June, the Greenhouse borders were subjected to their first ever Chelsea Chop.…

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Recovery of the Chelsea Chopped

Four and half weeks have passed since braving the Chelsea Chop on some of the summer- and autumn-flowering perennials in the Greenhouse borders. Since, their…

Eupatorium Maculatum Chelsea Chopped

Braving the Chelsea Chop

The idea of chopping off stately plant growth in mid pride, seems utter madness. Though, the inevitable sag in one’s floppy sedums, always brings fourth…