The world-renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show officially starts today in The Royal Hospital Chelsea. Our Chelsea store consultants are excited to be seeing those lucky enough to have a ticket pass by, on their way to enjoy the many fabulous and creative gardens.
With good weather, we can report that the usual sartorial elegance you would expect at one of the most prestigious pinnacles of the British Events Calendar is very much in evidence! And whether it is suited spring chic, floral or light coloured dresses, or comfortable loafers, BLANC can give expert advice on the best way to care for your Spring and Summer occasionwear.
This year, we are particularly pleased to see the focus on garden designs created specifically for health and well being, as well as ‘space to grow’ gardens designed to make the most of small urban spaces.
Nature is at the heart of what we do at BLANC - and to see it celebrated in an urban environment at its most beautiful, diverse and ingenious is very inspiring!
And flowers are not just beautiful, they do two other important jobs. Firstly they provide a habitat for animals, birds and insects, and keep London the green City buzzing with wildlife which we love. The RHS’s ‘Wild About Gardens’ initiative helps urban growers to turn backyards into mini nature reserves.
Secondly, they form the ingredients for a number of wonderful natural remedies and cleaning agents. Nature has provided us with the natural elements to clean and protect without toxins, and here are some of our favourites:
Sunflower Stain Remover
Made from soya bean and sunflower agents this stain remover from Tangent GC works effectively on all fabrics, even delicate fabrics such as silk and wool. Tangent only uses the best natural ingredients that allow you to get the best results.
Lavender Linen water spray
Scented with 100% pure lavender or bergamot essential oils, linen water from Common Good can be used to lightly perfume your pillows, bed linen and furnishings to add a fresh, light scent. Also, lavender's calming properties are sure to help you get a good night's sleep.
Meadow Lily + Neroli hand-poured soy wax candle
COCOFOUR candles are presented in a small glass amber jar with a pre-waxed cotton wick that helps you get the longest burn possible from your hand poured soy candle. The Meadow Lily + Neroli fragrance produces a soft woody floral with a heart of meadow lily, jasmine, white neroli and iris wood wrapped in clouds of dreamy musk, precious amber and smooth creamy vanilla.
Lavender Natural fabric conditioner
A versatile concentrated fabric conditioner, with the gentle scent of pure Lavender oil. Will leave clothes soft, static-free and delicately fragranced, it is perfectly suitable for sensitive skins. Lavender oil is also bug repellent, so BIO D can help you keep moths at bay.