Little beasties

The next step in the propagation of Dahlia ‘Princess Marie José’ for the Plant Exchange saw me retrieving the tubers from their winter nest of shredded paper, laying them out in seed trays and covering with compost.  I brought my propagator into the house to reduce the heating required and waited to see the shoots. A month …

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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 which will be engraved with the names of all the Collection Holders exhibiting this year. …

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