Bloom sees growth of innovation

Bloom this year showcased some gardens by designers not limited by convention, writes Ros Drinkwater.

9th June, 2012
The Birds and The Bees show garden at Bloom. Photo: Ros Drinkwater

"If I see another David Austin rose, I will scream." This was a colleague's comment on the big annual garden shows when I asked if he was going to Bloom. He's in the minority - a survey carried out among 1,100 Club Bloom members voted the rose as the most popular garden flower in Ireland, and David Austin roses are the apogee of floral perfection.

At the same time, I know just what he means, I...

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