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Chelsea Fringe: Sarah Salway's work for the Wise Words Festival combined an endlessly creative spirit with a love of landscape

Choosing from a box of postcards, visitors could write to strangers, pinning their message to a line with a clothes peg, watching their words flutter in the wind, among flowers and leaves
Great crop: The outstanding cherry tomato 'Sungold'
Herbal essences: Rosemary, chives, sage and thyme

Anna Pavord: Grow rosemary and sage and you've got yourself aromatherapy for free - plus the perfect ingredients for a savoury tart

I'm puzzled by rosemary. Not because it's difficult to grow. All it needs is sun and half-decent drainage (grit helps). The puzzle arises from the colour of the flowers. The ones I like best are a deep, intense blue. Over the years, I've taken masses of cuttings from Italian plants that have those kind of flowers.

Harry and David Rich’s Night Sky Garden is set to star at this year’s show

Chelsea Flower Show 2014: Young gardeners take centre stage but are they bold enough?

“You should definitely go and check out Hugo Bugg and the Rich brothers,” sounds like a recommendation for a couple of obscure bands at a music festival. But this advice is not being dispensed by two teenagers in a muddy field - they are part of a host of young up-and-coming acts being chattered about by guests wandering among the perfectly clipped foliage, burbling artificial streams and corporate displays of the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Britons spend an average of £30,000 on their gardens over a lifetime

If you won the Lottery, would you spend the money on decking and impulse garden-centre buys, asks Emma Townshend
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Chelsea Flower Show: Can't afford a £400 ticket? Head to the Fringe

The world's premier flower show has plenty of offshoots – many of them free – to inspire the gardener

Chelsea Flower Show 2014: 'Everyone involved has passion that borders on the obsessive'

Sue Biggs, director general of the Royal Horticultural Society, reveals the lengths gardeners will go to

Evergreen effect: Hart's tongue unfurling
Sometimes you just have to grasp the fork and move those bulbs, no matter how dull it is
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