Wow, Chelsea! There is so much to see it’s hard to know where to go first. You could spend a fortune making your garden look wonderful, but the gardens and displays I have liked the most cost the least. I like natural cottage garden style planting with lots of wild flower areas. I am taking inspiration from the amazing creativity here but all I have spent is £1.50 on a packet of seeds.
It is not impossible to make a lovely garden by growing as much as possible from seed, stealing plants and cuttings from friends and picking up the odd bargain from boot sales and the reduced section of the garden centre. Mr S even rescued a large sedum from a skip. It looks great in the garden.
Coming to the Chelsea Flower Show is an expensive treat but it has been great and we kept our costs down by driving in and bringing our own food and flask. If you can scrape the cash together it is definitely worth a visit. See www.rhs.org.uk for details of all of their flower shows.