Gardeners’ World Live: Lubera fruit

Unusual fruit displayed by The Potting Shed Stage

Fruit on display by The Potting Shed Stage at Gardeners’ World Live. Picture; Lubera

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Gardeners’ World, fruit specialist Lubera has been exhibiting a selection of its plants.

If you’re at the show, you’ll find the Swiss fruit experts next to The Potting Shed Stage at Gardeners’ World Live.

The show runs until June 18 but you can order the plants online.

Here are four of the chosen plants the crowds particularly enjoyed: Continue reading “Gardeners’ World Live: Lubera fruit”

Garden Press Event: new plants

What gardeners will be buying this year…

Super food... tiger nuts. Picture; Dobies
Super food… tiger nuts. Picture; Dobies

The Garden Press Event is the go-to occasion of the year for the horticultural media and for good reason – all the major firms have a stand, showcasing their new products – plants and sundries you’ll be buying this season.

Here’s the first in a series of posts highlighting stuff that’s going to be on everyone’s wish list  – some unusual flowers, fruit, and veg.

From Dobies comes the tiger nut, cultivated for more than 4,000 years and popular in post-war Britain as a treat for children, bought at the sweet shop. Continue reading “Garden Press Event: new plants”

Salmonberries from Lubera

Raspberry relatives with great flowers

The oddly-named salmonberry is a brilliant way for those with small gardens to grow a decent fruit crop while not compromising on flowers and good looks.

Related to the raspberry, these North American berries are a fantastic way for beginners to grow decorative fruit in their garden. Continue reading “Salmonberries from Lubera”