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RHS Hampton: Danny Clarke’s 3-hour challenge for Honda

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Danny Clarke - three hours to create a vertical garden live at RHS Hampton

Live gardening challenge for ‘The Black Gardener’

Talk about putting yourself under pressure – Danny Clarke, aka ‘The Black Gardener’ has a live challenge today (Tuesday, July 4) at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – creating a nine square metre vertical installation with 616 plants in less than three hours.

Danny’s brief is to create a design based on his interpretation of Honda’s ‘Engineering for Life’ philosophy at the Honda stand at 11.30am, with a strict cut-off time of 2.30pm.

His canvas will be a 3m x 3m wall-mounted display of 77 Vertigarden planters (www.vertigarden.co.uk), in 11 rows of seven, each holding eight 9-10cm pot plants.

Danny said: “I love a challenge, and this is the ideal brief for me as it perfectly illustrates my mantra that no matter how little time, space or budget you have, you can still create a beautiful garden.

“I’ve had a lot of fun already in creating a design based on my interpretation of Engineering for Life, and all will be revealed on Tuesday (I hope).”

Danny Clarke
Danny Clarke

Danny will also be appearing on the Honda stand each day from 2pm-4pm.

As a special offer at the show, anyone buying robotic lawnmower Miimo will get free cordless lawn trimmer including battery and charger. If you buy any of the other three cordless products, you’ll receive a free battery and charger.

Honda will be running its Tidy offer campaign, with savings up to £400 off selected products, and all purchases will receive a free pair of Briers gardening gloves. The Garden Discovery Trail will again be running to be in with a chance of winning a £1,000 e-voucher for Honda’s official online store.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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