Here's my shortlist of 'must haves', chosen from various emails ;)
#1 Water Features
|Separated at Birth? Trailfinders waterfalls vs a slate fountain|
"A key element [in the Trailfinders garden - Ed] was waterfalls and natural stone to create a tranquil and relaxing garden. These slate monoliths (from £139) are undrilled from quarries and each one is unique, standing from 2ft to 8ft."
"Why not add some Chelsea style with xxxxxxxxx’s Geranium. Alternatively choose from a Begonia, Impatiens New Guinea, Dahlia, Petunia or Osteospermum."
#3 A Greenhouse
|There were a lot of greenhouses to choose from at Chelsea, but I only saw one of these two. Gnomes are optional.|
"Every budding garden expert needs a greenhouse to maximise the protection for their plants throughout the year. This large walk-in greenhouse is simple to build and doesn’t require any tools to assemble."
#4 Topiary Balls
|Now, which one shall I have? Roger Platts' or...|
..."Artificial topiary balls are perfect. They are UV and weather resistant, can be used in pots or as a hanging decoration and never need watering."
I suppose in its widest sense, anything you do in the garden this week could be interpreted as 'getting the Chelsea look'. For instance, any plant you choose to grow is very likely to be in an exhibit or show garden somewhere if you look hard enough. Actually, the easiest transformation you could do is to sweep your patio. They do an awful lot of that at Chelsea ;)
Are you getting the 'Chelsea look' this week?
Update 24/5: 'News' just in from a major supermarket - "We have found that the nation have been inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show and decided to get green-fingered with sales of hanging baskets set to flourish by 700%."