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Chelsea Flower Show picture gallery

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This year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show is big on cool solutions to gardening in conditions affected by global warming, with succulents and silvery, drought-loving plants much in evidence. Alongside the dramatic set-piece gardens there's plenty of inspiration for Londoners looking to pep up more modest plots. We spotted several examples of low-key roof gardening. We're not talking about a penthouse lifestyle here; just the sloping roof of a simple garden shed smothered with low-growing succulents. And, brilliantly, a bin cupboard of the sort you see in lots of grotty front gardens, transformed by a carpet of 'Mind your own business', an obliging plant normally used as ground cover, which is willing to grow in sun or shade. Lots of the exhibitors are offering discounts on orders placed during the show and the big sell-off starts at 4pm on the final day. Remember, there's no admission on the gate; you have to book tickets in advance.

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