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There is so much to do in the garden as I prepare for my first NGS opening. The speed at which everything is growing is frankly, phenomenal.

As I battle with weeds and couch grass on a border with dense clay I wonder about which plants will survive there and perhaps thrive as I have lost several in this border. ‘Right plant, right place’ needed Dorris.

These often quoted, wise words, were said to have been uttered by Beth Chatto OBE VMH to share and perhaps explain the wonderful success of her garden near Colchester, Essex. I was sorry to read that she has died and for those who wonder who she was, or would like to know about her amazing achievements, there is an obituary on The Beth Chatto blog.


An inspirational gardener and woman. I am sure I should have enjoyed meeting her.

Enjoy your evening.