Monthly Archives: July 2016

Our Tiarella ‘Emerald Ellie’ Loved by the Bees

Bees absolutely love Heuchara, Heucherella and Tiarella. As bees are struggling a bit at the moment, it’s good to put plants in your garden that they love to help them out a little. In the video above is a bee loving our Tiarella ‘Emerald Ellie’. If every garden contained a range of bee friendly flowers, trees and shrubs we could all help reverse the decline of bees by giving them food and shelter.

It’s important to plant a variety of plants that will flower at different times of the year so the bees can visit your garden all year round. If you do wish to encourage bees in your garden, avoid using insecticides, especially while your plants are flowering. This kills off not only the pesky insects you don’t want, but also the pollinating ones such as bees.

RHS Tatton Park Show

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We had a great time at RHS Tatton park, and gorgeous weather for most of it, it got a little sweltering at points! The heat didn’t stop people from stopping by all of the displays though, thank you to anyone who visited us and took home any plants.

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Our finished display and Heuchera Southern comfort showing off all it’s different colours.

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Pretty Heuchera Pauline in pink above occupying a nice spot on the display.

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We gave planting tips and answered questions at the RHS Potting Bench this year, if you did come to see it, hope you got some useful information!

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Hooks green herbs, Master grower of herbs, with their lovely family

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Hoyland Agathpanthus looking beautiful.

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We were super happy to find a Gold Medal on our stand Wednesday morning, what a great way to start off the show!

We also got some time to have a wander of the grounds and see some of the fantastic show gardens.

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Here’s a short video of our display taken on the last day of the show. Even with all the heat our plants were still looking good!

Another big thank you to all of you who support us and stop by our display, it’s always so lovely chatting to you. Hope to see some of you next week at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex August 4th-7th. There’s sure to be some wonderful displays so look out for our photos. As always, make sure you’re following us on Facebook for real time photos from the shows we attend and information on where to find us.

Getting Ready for RHS Tatton Park Show

tat1It’s been a busy week potting, packing, weeding and preening getting ready for RHS Tatton Park show. Taking place this week the 20th-24th. Find us in the Floral Marquee with lots of other specialist nurseries, and please do stop by and say hi. tat6 13731726_1067793733257727_6098017228853313156_n tat5 tat4 tat2

We arrived at Tatton to make some sense of this very odd shaped display that we have! Our first thought was that it looks a bit like a ship. They are meant to be Rhs petals or leaves. 13668964_1067796463257454_8146335668623334520_n 13700038_1067795646590869_6699171653656485631_n 13707617_1067065849997182_1842951976627388539_n 13775394_1067793876591046_746174048946494973_n tat3 13769452_1067795359924231_3106016010311782715_n

We’ve made a bit of progress, but there’s still a lot to do! It’s shaping up to be a very nice display indeed and fun to have a different shape to work with.

As always we will be updating our Facebook with photos from the show, so if you don’t want to wait until next weeks recap, be sure to follow along there! If any of our plants you see strike your fancy, they are available for purchase in our online shop. We also sell mixed packs if you can’t decide or would like a surprise!

Upcoming Flower Shows We Will Be At This Summer

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Our next show coming up is RHS Tatton Park the 20th-24th July where you’ll be able to find us in the Floral Marquee. This is our local flower show so of course we love this show! Lots of horticulture and gardening for all plus lots of other things going on. A real celebration of Gardening.

We will be doing click and collect for this show, so if you’d like to save a bit on shipping use the click and collect option at checkout if you will be coming to the show.

After Tatton Park, we don’t have a lot of time to turn around and then get ready for RHS Hyde Hall Specialist Flower Show which is the 4th-8th of August in Essex. This show gets very packed, so top tip – try to get there early if you’re visiting.

We get a couple weeks to collect ourselves and catch up on nursery business before we are then off to the Southport Flower Show which is from 18th-21st August. A trip to the seaside and to gather all your garden needs in one place! Find us in the Floral Marquee.

Don’t forget you can use our click and collect on our website for orders to collect at this show to save on shipping, just choose the correct show option at checkout.

We hope to see some of you at these last summer shows, as always, please stop by and say hi if you come!

RHS Hampton Court Palace Show

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It’s been another great week at another great show, RHS Hampton Court Palace. We’ve managed to add another Gold Medal to the collection which we are super proud of. We’ve been super busy selling our plants but managed to sneak in some time to check out some of the other displays and show gardens. rh11 rh2 rh5 rh1 rh4 rh14 rh12 rh9 rh7 rh13 rh17 rh8 rh16 rh6 rh3 rh10

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and said hi, and for all you wonderful lot who took home some of our plants. We hope you enjoy them!