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Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 23:05

Perhaps you are paying for "smallness" ? 

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:42

I went yesterday, and had a wonderful time. I agree the changes were for the better. The floral Marquee was exceptional ... we are so lucky to have such fantastic growers to patronise.


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:38

I like your style Dove... knee 'em in the groin and then go hoe and make a

Native plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 15:55

A good crab apple is Malus Evereste. A good garden tree, masses of white blossom after pink buds, Autumn foliage and crabs for the Blackbirds. A favourite of mine. I have 3!!

Native plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 10:13

For your " drop dead gorgeous" tree go for Silver Birch, the "Queen of Trees". Buy 3 whips and plant them together in a clump, pointing slightly away from each other, and you will soon have a beautiful multi stemmed specimen, at very little cost, and about which you visitors will ask.." and where on earth did you manage to find that?"

Underplant with anenome blandas, snowdrops, crocuses or some such.

Make sure you give it a position where it can show off in some isolation.



Posted: 09/05/2015 at 10:05

Malvern good as ever if not a bit better. Threatened rain held off, show gardens superb, especially the childrens'. As ever GW didn't feature the latter , and then at the end sat drinking wine in the best in show garden, which in our opinion was the worst in show. ( why does the RHS award best accolades to those with biggest budgets?)

Floral pavilion showed just how lucky we are as gardeners, with dozens of great growers and nurseries showing off great stuff. So overwhelmed I didn't actually buy much. Actually I did buy some alpines to put into the niches/holes in my stumps.

The flower of the show for me is the blue camassia... all over the show... will be buying loads of bulbs in the Autumn to extend my wildflower garden.

A lovely day. Just one word of advice... the entry cost on the first day is not far off double the second day's cost (£39 vs. £22.50). 

growing wildflowers from seed

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 08:36

I am very concerned that you will get a profusion of weeds and your wildflowers will be out competed. Are you against using weedkiller? If so, how will you control weeds?

Annuals we befriend

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:11

Cosmos Purity also serves me well each year. So easy to germinate and grow on. Flowers all summer, if deadheaded, and a great foil for just about every other colour and flower bed.

Annuals we befriend

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:41

Not an annual, but I have lugged around a Pieris which nearly died in a very hard and late frost in the mid 1980s. I potted up the one small piece left and kept it safe for over 30 years. I planted it out the other day in the garden, and it has never looked better. It must be saying thank you.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:35

Hello all, have just walked around the garden. How lovely and calm after all the winds... and the rains have added jet fuel to all the plants too. Lots of promise to come, as a lull sets in between the Spring bulbs and so on and the later summer beauties. Less than 6 weeks to Opening  and mainly tidying to go now.

Off to the West today, to go to Malvern tomorrow.. Have no great list of things to get.... just to wander and grab what takes my fancy.

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