After last years issues with Traffic and flooding of areas, I was eager to see what measures were in place to avoid last year’s problems, I needn’t have worried, the car parks were assessable from 8am, there were basic toilets in the cars parks, which is handy for visitors like me who like to get in and park up early, there were lots of Hi-vis’d stewards pointing and waving you into your parking place, there were many golf buggies and shuttle buses were zooming around to help everybody who needed help to get to and from the show entrance from the furthest car parks, I was also delighted to see that both the floral pavilions were now erected on modular flooring, so anybody with mobility issues could easily get about no matter how much it rained.
Late last year I was lucky to be selected by Mr Fothergills to test some exciting new Flower and Vegetable varieties that are to be launched for sale for the 2018 Growing season.
On trial are 2 vegetable varieties and 4 flower varieties.
With thanks to Steve at The Glebe House Garden Blog for hosting this Meme.
It’s the end of December and also the end of 2017, my gardening time has been seriously hampered by grisly weather and a grisly persistent cold.
By Victoria Summerley and Photographs by Hugo Rittson Thomas
I was recently invited to the Mr Fothergills Press Day where the organisation launches new seed ranges and sundries to the press.
The beginning of July was hot, sunny and all in all very pleasant with the occasional warm shower of rain.
All very idyllic and perfect growing conditions for all sorts of plants, both ornamentals, and edibles.
My first ever visit to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was in 2008, it was a bus trip, and it took hours to get there, and it rained……lots.