It was another great show weekend at Malvern Spring show last weekend. We were happy our display got a Gold Medal, after all the hard work it’s nice to see others appreciate our plants and displays as well.
We got a chance to have a wander around some of the stunning show gardens over the weekend and although rain was forecasted, we got some lovely warm sunny weather. Below are some photos of our display and some of the others that we particularly liked.
Our sales plants ready to go to their new homes. Thanks so much to all who supported us and bought plants this weekend, we hope they make great additions to your gardens!
Vicky even posed for a photo with English Gardening expert Carol Klein in front of our display. Carol was presenting a BBC Gardener’s world live on the weekend, of which we were on for a fleeting minute.
Now that we have finished Malvern, we are getting ready for the big one of the year, RHS Chelsea Flower show in London. Here we will be introducing this lovely new Heuchera, ‘Sweet Caroline’ TM (Fox series) which you can see above as a first look! It has a stunning mix of dark and pale green foliage with sweet pink flowers.
We will also be doing a little bit of a different display than we normally do, based on all the questions we get asked by you our customers about how to grow your heucheras, hecherellas and tiarellas and hopefully make the growing and caring for process a bit easier. These sorts of displays are judged in a different way and a bit tougher to get a gold, so we are working very hard and hope to get it right.
As we are now fully into the busy show season, please be patient with us with mail orders, they may take a little bit longer than usual to get to you as we are away quite often. We use every day we are in the nursery to pack up your precious plants and get them out to you though, so don’t let this put you off ordering!
We are looking forward to the 2017 show season, and are also making some changes to our website.
We’ve put a new section on our site to answer your questions! We get a lot of emails from customers asking garden/planting specific questions, and thought this would be a good way for everyone to benefit from the answers. To build up a knowledge base, we need your help! Ask your gardening questions here so we can help you, and your questions could help other people as well.
Want to see the questions people have asked so far? Have a look here.
We are still taking orders on the website for shipping in February. Plan out your garden now to start planting later. Don’t forget that you can use click and collect for many of the garden shows we will be at throughout the year. Just simply check this option and choose which show at checkout.
Hi, can you please advise the best way to protect my heucherella plants from vine weevil. I have lost 4 plants this year all of which were in pots. I thought they were all ok but when I tried to tidy them up this last week all that was left was foliage on top of pot and no root left.
The best way to protect your plants from Vine weevil is to water with Nematodes in middle of August and again middle to end of September.
You can do them in the spring but the nematodes are temperature sensitive, below 6 degrees kills them.
Follow the instructions on the packet (no cutting corners )
Plants can be saved if all the roots have gone, but are still showing life.
Treat them like a large cutting as they have to re root. Don’t over water!
Hope this helps
info also on our website under growing tips/information
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