Tag Archives: RHS

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

The children of Wicor primary school in Hampshire are Plant Guardians for Canna ‘Chou Chou’, presented to them by James Wong at Hampton court Palace Flower Show last year and as such they are eligible to attend our educational workshops.  Last … Continue reading

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Woo hoo for Wisley

As The Onion might headline it, ‘Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden grows more plants than other gardens’. The truth is that RHS Garden, Wisley has by far and away the most variety for anyone to see – not just the … Continue reading

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A taste of spring

Two winter months have passed, and the bulb season is now in full swing, with snowdrops and crocuses brightening up dark and rainy days. February marks the start of the RHS show season, with the London Plant and Design Show … Continue reading

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Spring is sprung

At the RHS show yesterday in the Westminster Halls, with sunshine pouring in through the high windows – spring had arrived. Congratulations to the London Plant Heritage group who won a gold medal for their magnificent display of blooms from members’ gardens. … Continue reading

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Geranium nodosum ‘Silverwood’ purchased last summer when I visited Rachel Etheridge’s National Collection in Weardale and doing well in my sunny dry garden. Later in the year when I was reviewing the plant list submitted by Joan Taylor in her … Continue reading

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The dirt says ‘Hot’

………the label says ‘Not’ I used to work for Procter and Gamble and this was one of their slogans.  Not quite as well known as ‘For hands that do dishes……..’, but it encapsulates the dilemma I  was faced with recently … Continue reading

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Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Fools, crumbles and jam, the first fruit crop of the year, pink luscious stems, a bit of a ‘Marmite’ food, you love it or loathe it.  Forced and expensive or prolific on the allotment, it’s a real traditional English crop.  … Continue reading

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