Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sneezeweed

I don’t do Sat Nav, but when I looked up the location of Janet and Martin Blow’s garden in the hamlet of Hankelow near Crewe in Cheshire, I knew that I had to give it a try.  There was no … Continue reading

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More from Tatton Park

Matthew Biggs has just been on Gardeners’ Question Time talking about the Floral Marquee and the joy of buying plants at big events like Tatton, but also at Plant Heritage plant sales.  You can catch the repeat of this programme on … Continue reading

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“Plants grown with love”

Jen Gooderham and her daughter Angela Houghton made a beeline for the Plant Heritage Marquee at RHS Tatton Park on the first day of the flower show.  On sale are plants grown by the Cheshire PH group which are good … Continue reading

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Is there a collection of…….

In 2007 I went to Chelsea with a friend on a mission.  She wanted to know the name of a plant which she had seen on holiday and to find out if she could buy it in the UK.  Eventually we spotted … Continue reading

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All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.

June setting up shop Four years ago, at the suggestion of one of our volunteers, Edna Squires, a seed shop was started in the Plant Heritage Marquee at Hampton Court.  Since then, run by June James and Janet Wright, it has gone from strength to … Continue reading

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Hampton Court Best Show Exhibit 2011 and the best of the rest

Today, on behalf of all the exhibitors, staff and volunteers,  Joanna Jones and I accepted the award for Best Show Exhibit in the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011 from Stephen Bennett, Head of RHS Shows.  We received a vase … Continue reading

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Compendium of Collections

Hilliers took the theme of the Living Library of Garden Plants very literally in their display of the 12 National Plant Collections held by the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.  A beautifully bound red leather encyclopedia is planted up with  examples … Continue reading

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