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Grow London 2015, Hampstead Heath.

Grace-and-Thorn-photo-by-Geraldine_tan-of_Little-Big-BellI was recently invited by Grow London 2015 to view their contemporary garden fair in Hampstead Heath.

I loved it so much, I went there twice.

Armed with my DSLR camera, I have curated a collection of my favourite finds, which includes that rather quirky but cool giraffe vase (above) from Grace and Thorn.

I am glad to say that I am now the proud owner of one, complete with that beautiful bunch of flowers gifted to me to make a happy giraffe.

Electric-Daisy-flower-farm-photo-by-Little-Big-BellI’m sure you would agree that Electric Daisy flower farm’s stand could not have gone unnoticed with that floral wreath display.

Electric-Daisy-flower-farm-1-photo-by-Little-Big-BellHere’s a close up view.Electric-Daisy-flowers-portraitsLove how they have marketed their flowers, with a collection of male portraits wearing their seasonal flower arrangements.

Check out Mr January through to December here
Blue-leaf-plants-1-photo-by-Little-Big-BellIt doesn’t look like the indoor greens trend is anywhere near waning. In fact, the momentum is building.

For those who find it difficult to maintain indoor plants,look no further than Blueleaf plants, a UK company that specialises in growing succulents.

Succulent-wall-blueleaf-plants-photo-by-Little-Big-BellFeast your eyes upon this living frame.

They can be made to order, and I have been reliably told that they are easy to look after.Grow-London-2015-photo-1-by-Little-Big-BellPainted ladders are a great way to display potted plants,Grow-London-2015-photography-by-Little-Big-Bellas are old wooden crates.Green-Wood-Guild-Fire-by-Friction-photo-by-Little-Big-BellThere seem to be emerging new hobbies for men.

As I was photographing the colourful packages above, that contained wooden sets for making fire by friction, at The Green Wood Guild stall, a number of men came by to enquire about the workshops they ran in axe forging and spoon carving.

Green-wood-guild-spoon-carving-photo-by-Little-Big-BellIs the popularity of this emerging craft a yearning for a connection with nature or is it an innate sense of creation for provision?

Whatever the reason may be, it certainly sounds like a relaxing way to unwind from the constant ‘go’ of busy lives.

These workshops would have been a cool Father’s day gift.

Adorn-homeware-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-LITTLE-BIG-BELLFor those who want some stylish indoor greens and total no responsibility for their care, then the air plant is the perfect option.

How about showing them off in these cute Copper geometric displays made by Adorn homeware ?

Grow-London-Hampstead-Heath-2015-photo-by-Little-Big-BellSo many inspiring things to see. This bumble bee cup is from N1 garden centre.Grow-London-2015-photo-by-Little-Big-BellI have always wanted to go to Petersham nurseries but for one reason or another, haven’t been able to venture there.

I was so pleased to see their display at Grow London.  Petersham-nursey-garden-at-Grow-2015-by-Thomas-Bloom-photo-by-Little-Big-BellA beautiful sensory garden with flowers and foliage full of colours and scents.

Petersham-nurseries-floral-display-by-Thomas-Broom-photo-by-Little-Big-BellBeautiful and vibrant.Garden-Glory-candy-crush-pink-watering-hose-photo-by-Little-Big-BellBarbed was the perfect stop for those hunting colourful accessories for the garden.

I couldn’t take my eyes off this bubblegum pink Garden Glory watering hose. Ohlala-watering-can-by-Barbed-photo-by-Little-Big-Bellnor this blue Ohlala watering can, so perfect against the canary yellow garden table. Mouillere-overshoes-photo-by-Little-Big-BellColourful Mouillere overshoes, I predict, are going to take the market by storm.

Loving the concept of not having to change your shoes when in the garden, horse riding, cycling or stepping on snow, just slip on those overshoes.
Koko-Loko-rose-photo-by-Little-Big-BellThis stunning rose is called Koko Loko, spotted at C&K Jones stand.

Fragrant-flowers-C&K-Jones-Grow-London-2015-Little-Big-BellThese lilac pink flowers were called Blue for You and I can’t even begin to describe their sweet delicate scent. How wonderful it would be to have a garden full of them in bloom.Okatsune-scissors-photo-by-Little-Big-BellStylish and seriously sharp, are these garden scissors are by Niwaki. Harrogate-interior-My-Your-Lily-table-and-chairs-photo-by-Little-Big-BellThis is the My Your Lily outdoor table and chairs from Harrogate Interiors and come in a variety of colours. I would love to have mine customised in shades of blues.The-Stripes-Company-at-Grow-London-2015-photo-by-Little-Big-BellOutdoor lounging calls for a comfortable scatter of  cushions. These bright and cheerful fabrics from The Stripes Company are just the perfect pops of colour.

The-Wood-Company-pots-in-planters-photo-by-Little-Big-BellLove the Farrow and Ball colours of these window box planters from the Wood Company.

What’s cool about them are that they consist of individual pots that are suspended in the planters that can be removed, making for easy and flexible planting.

Oriental-umbrellas-1-from-Gifts-and-gardens-photo-by-Little-Big-BellFinally, I couldn’t resist these giant oriental parasols from Gifts and Gardens. Which colour will you pick?

Blueleaf-plants-photo-by-Little-Big-BellHope you have enjoyed this post. Wishing you a happy mid week

(All photography here are by Little Big Bell)

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