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BBC Gardener's World plant list - 8th May 2009


By peter


Gardener’s World is back this week after a break for the snooker. The team were at the Malvern Show.

I’ve just noticed that Sid went and has a lovely pictorial blog of her visit to Malvern Spring Show so check that out to see more of the gardens and plants :o)

Oops – I should read before I write :o) Arlene also visited Malvern 2009, as did The Old Gunner (and judging from the comments, quite a few other GoY members too – I hope everyone that went had a great time!!).

On to this week’s plant list…

The first plant Carol mentioned was
Paeonia ‘Coral Charm’ (Peony)

Then she started a feature on double flowers (which are apparently quite trendy at the moment):
Aquilegia vulgaris double pale blue (Granny’s Bonnet)
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata (Green Apples)
Rubus rosifolius ‘Coronarius’
Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)
Ranunculus acris ‘Flore Pleno’
The single flower Carol mentioned was
Ranunculus acris ‘Sulphurcus’

Alys’ choices for Sunday’s show garden sell offs were all good for bees and Toby chirped in with one also good for bees…
Polemonium caeruleum (Jacob’s ladder)
Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’
Centaurea montana ‘Carnea’
Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew)
Echium webbii

The plants Carol’s class were hanging their noses over:
Convallaria majalis var. rosea (Lilly-of-the-valley)
Meconopsis delavayi ‘Lingholm’

Carol also introduced a very late flowering daffodil:
Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus (Old pheasant’s eye)

At the end of the show the team each got to pick their favourite plants from the show…
Paeonia schichihoden (Tree peony)
Iris ‘Meadow court’ (Dwarf bearded iris)
Actinidia deliciosa ‘Jenny’ (Kiwi)
Primula auricula ‘John Wayne’

This weekend I learnt quite a lot in the garden; about seedlings and potting on, but the lesson I’ll feeling right now is that trying to get rid of moss with a rake is very, very hard work! Oh, and that metal rakes handles bend – you won’t find that insight on Gardeners World :o) Nevermind, it was a gloriously sunny weekend and I have that nice ‘hard work’ tired feeling :o)

I hope you all had a great weekend :o)

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Thanks Peter.....its always nice to see the plants they are talking about on you BBC gardening shows.

11 May, 2009


thanks for the update Peter I missed gardeners world this week...gutted...

x x x

11 May, 2009


You're welcome :o)

11 May, 2009


Thanks Peter. It was a good day out at Malvern. There were a few of us there, as Arlene said, ships passing in the night lol Madmum and TreesandThings were there too.

11 May, 2009


I wasn't...:-(

11 May, 2009


Nor me :-(
but wouldn't it be great to be able to spot fellow GoY members on occasions like these! A discreet pin badge featuring the logo could be the way to go. I don't know how much it would cost to produce. but would be happy to find out if the founders and forum users like the idea.

12 May, 2009


Good idea Xela - or maybe a BIG badge with 'I'M A GOYER' in big letters lol it would make people wonder if nothing else lol

And how about discounted rates at these shows for GoY members, eh Peter? Eh, Peter? Think you could swing it for us? x-D

12 May, 2009


Sounds like you missed out Spritz & Xela - maybe next year? And this is only the start of the shows!

We'll have to think of something to help spot GoY members but we might struggle with discount show entry, sorry Sid :o)

13 May, 2009


LOL Ah, well, worth a try x-D

13 May, 2009

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