It’s the busiest week of my entire year, but one I look forward to immensely. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an Ethnobotanist’s dream – there’s just so much colour and texture to take in! But let’s not forget these few days are the culmination of months of backbreaking work for the gardeners and growers involved. I know from experience they’ll be looking forward to a well-deserved dose of TLC this weekend, luckily my new handcare kit is just the job.
Top growers’ tip
Chelsea isn’t just about flowers. I’ve loved checking out the medal-winning edibles on show too. If you’re growing tender vegetables like courgettes and tomatoes, ‘hardening them off’ can reduce the shock of their transition from the cosy indoors to the outside world. To do this, place pots outside in the day, then bring them back in each night to slowly acclimatise them to outdoor conditions.
For more tasty tips, check out my new book, Grow for Flavour – available to buy at your local book store.
Our floral tribute
Our Duke of York Square flagship store is a stone’s throw from the showground. As part of the annual Chelsea in Bloom competition, we’ve transformed our storefront into a Secret Garden with a wash of pretty pastel flowers and aromatic herbs. If you’re visiting Chelsea this weekend, be sure to pop by and say hello!
A helping hand
Tending the garden is great for the soul, but it can really take a toll on your hands. My new Helping Hand Collection, £33.00, contains our nourishing Hand Repair™, revitalising Orange Flower Hand Wash, intensive Superbalm™ and luxurious Superskin™ Hand Serum, to transform dry skin and return hard-working hands back to their former glory. But order now, it’s only available until this Sunday 24th May.
“Being a gardener doesn’t mean you have to have gardeners’ hands. My Helping Hand Collection will keep your green fingers perfectly soft and smooth, no matter what Mother Nature throws at them.” – James Wong x