03 May 2012 By Billy Hawkins
It comes as no surprise to anyone who has ever visited, let alone exhibited at RHS Chelsea, that the show stands require tremendous effort and co-ordination from so many different parties to make something happen.
At Alitex we regard ourselves as being tremendously lucky to have friendships which span many years with our trade partners which allows us to really make the Alitex stand a fabulous show in itself.
In no particular order we would like to say thank you to...
The companies who have helped us with our hard landscaping;
Hansons Bricks for all our South Down multi bricks in Westminster Stone we have used on the stand. The external paving is Chelsea Gold, and the brick pavers inside the greenhouse are Jacobean paving bricks.
Woodblocx have supplied the raised beds in the potager which come in kit form like giant lego! They have proved to be super quick to assemble, which is such a bonus as they look fabulous too.
With our planting schemes;
Hortus Loci a great new nursery near Hook in Hampshire, for all our plants, trees and hedging.
Thrive; as part of their Working it Out program, a team of members have kindly grown and planted up our greenhouse, as well as some of the vegetables in the potager.
Hall Hunter the soft fruit grower who supplies Waitrose, Tesco and Marks and Spencer.
Italian Terrace display 2 stunning Vasso Stemma pots on either side of the front door, and 3 Cono Alto in the seating area, which complement the whole design.
Gaze Burvill show their custom Broadwalk L seat (£10,230) and low table (£1,950) and are also at the show just down the way at stand MA12.
To all of you - thank you from the team at Alitex.