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BBC Gardener's World plant list - 12th June 2009


By peter


Hi Folks,
This week’s Gardener’s World was from their live show at the NEC in Birmingham. If you managed to go, I hope you had a great time.

Here though, we know that the real event wasn’t the GW show, it was member’s open days with both Sandra and Spritzhenry opening their gardens to the public, Spritz getting quite a turn out of GoY members too :o)

The plants from this week’s Gardener’s World…

Carol started off with some of her favourites from the show:
Paeonia ‘Coral Sunset’
Geranium sanguineumn ‘Elke’
Tanacetum niveum ‘Jackpot’ (Daisy)
Roscoea cautleyoides
Campanula ‘Sarastro’

The Fuchsia nursery owners spoke about:
Fuchsia ‘Blacky’
Fuchsia ‘Devonshire Dumpling’
Fuchsia ‘Bow Bells’

Some of the plants from the ‘Herb Garden of Natural Goodness’ show garden:
Larix x eurolepis (Hybrid larch)
Marrubium vulgare (Horehound)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag)

Toby’s quick intro to the different type of roses featured:
Rosa ‘Celebration time’ (Floribunda)
Rosa ‘Special anniversary’ (Hybrid tea)
Rosa ‘Centre stage’
Rosa ‘Aloha’ (Climber)
Rosa ‘Louise Odier’ (Bourbon)
Rosa ‘Rambling Rector’ (Rambler)
Rosa ‘Ballerina’ (Hybrid musk)
Rosa ‘Ingrid Bergman’ (Hybrid tea)
Rosa ’Adam’s rose’ (Floribunda)
Rosa ‘Pathfinder’ (Ground cover)
Rosa ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ (Hybrid tea)

The plants chosen by Carol’s students for an open herbaceous border:
Potentilla ‘Flamenco’
Stipa gigantea (Giant feather grass)
Heuchera ‘Black Beauty’

Carol’s recommendation for an exposed, full sun site was:
Rhodohypoxis ‘Stella’

And for a damp or boggy area she recommended:
Iris chrysographes ‘Black knight’
Rodgersia pinnata
Carex elata ‘Aurea’ (Bowles’ golden sedge)

Alys’ recommendation for Comfrey to fertilize tomatoes:
Symphytum x uplandicum ‘Bocking 14’ (Comfrey)

The featured garden that was full of ferns and looked like a damp, shady glade
Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Crispum Boloton’s Nobile’ (Gold hart’s tongue fern)
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Burgundy lace’
Athyrium ‘Ghost’

Roses that were recommended for a long flowering period:
Rosa ‘Twiggy’
‘Darcey Bussell’
‘Jacqueline du Pre’
‘Wild Rover’

The team each chose a plant at the end of the show:
Carol – Campanula persicifolia ‘Chettle Charm’ (Fairy bellflower)
Joe – Hydrangea quercifolia Snowflake (Oak-leaved hydrangea)
Alys – Brighamia insignis ‘Kirsten’ (Hawaiian palm)
Toby – Dactylorhiza sp. (Marsh orchid)

Good luck to anyone opening their garden this week, and have fun if you’re planning to visit an open garden.

If you’re sticking to your own patch, happy gardening :o)

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Carol was at the NEC when we were visiting her nursery!
~worth a visit when you eventually find it!

16 Jun, 2009


Hi Arlene, I saw in the blogs from you and David that you missed Carol. She must have forgotten you were visiting :o)

16 Jun, 2009


~how very remiss of her!~It's a nice place she has down there in a lovely area~I am sure she must relax as soon as she turns off the A361! ,we should have stayed longer so may return in August~
I have got tickets booked for Thurs the 9th at Hampton court~maybe we should do a tannoy announcement for all GOY members to meet somewhere at a particular time.?
Apparently there were lots of us at Malvern when I was there but we didn't know!
We will also be going to Kew before we come home on the 10th~perhaps should say hi to Robert and take him a plant.?
I will give him a pm!

16 Jun, 2009

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