RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show 2017 preview

Yorkshire garden holds second annual show, June 23-25

Harlow Carr Show
Thousands of Alliums pepper the Main Border at RHS Harlow Carr. Picture; RHS/SIRA Studio

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Harrogate’s Harlow Carr plays host to another three-day flower show, set against the backdrop of its stunning gardens.

There is a full programme of talks, demonstrations, and chances to shop for rare plants and unusual gardening paraphernalia at special show prices.

Once you’ve had enough, escape the crowds with a stroll in the garden: don’t miss the Streamside spectacle of dolly-mixture candelabra primulas and almost 8,000 alliums in the Main Border. Continue reading “RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show 2017 preview”

New plants from Suttons at RHS Chelsea

Two exclusive plants in RHS Chelsea’s Great Pavilion

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Edelweiss Blossom of Snow, on show at Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries, stand at RHS Chelsea. Picture; Suttons

RHS Chelsea is the most prestigious gardening show in the world and Suttons has two plants from their new range in the Great Pavilion – and one of them is on our own Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries stand.

The four-time gold medal winners (and President’s Award winners) from near Stanley, County Durham, will show Edelweiss Bergman Blossom of Snow, Suttons new UK exclusive, which will be entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of The Year competition. Find the stand at GPD186.

This new variety, exclusive to Suttons, grows larger low clumps, flowers longer and has bigger flowers than most other varieties. With their long, straight and strong stems, they are also ideal for use as a cut flower. Continue reading “New plants from Suttons at RHS Chelsea”

Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017 review

Jam-packed queen of gardening shows

Harrogate Spring Flower Show
Real Hort Couture… a Jenny Gillies outfit at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

It’s no secret that I love Harrogate’s Spring and Autumn Flower Shows, having been a visitor for many a year.

What better way to be greeted on National Wear a Flower Day than by a lovely gent at the entrance with a Gerbera?

The people, the plants, the food, the vast shopping opportunities and bargains – even if you pay full price tickets at the gate, you’re likely to save more than you spend – for example, I bought a large golden Continue reading “Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017 review”