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Good Afternoon with Alison H including Sharon’s Potting Shed

24th May 2012
Posted by Gateway 97.8

The Royal Horticulture Societity (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is currently presenting the floral ploom in London. Sharon has been so excited about this delightful event

Sahron has spoken about the plant of the year.  Listen to Sharon White our Gardening Guru from Allium Garden & Property Services above.

Contact Sharon White directly on 0780 66 300 12 or e-mail [email protected]


Plant of the Year 2012 announced

Foxglove Digitalis Illumination Pink is hailed RHS Plant of the Year 2012

Tropical-looking foxglove Digitalis Illumination Pink (‘Tmdgfp001’) takes the deserved title of RHS Plant of the Year 2012.

The peachy-pink flowered perennial was the overwhelming winner voted for by members of RHS plant committees. It was said to be impossible to breed this foxglove but Thompson & Morgan took on the challenge in 2006 and crossed Digitalis(Isoplexis) canariensis with Digitalis purpurea to achieve this exotic looking garden gem. The multi-branching spikes display flowers from June to November which are said to be a magnet for bees.

RHS President Elizabeth Banks will present the trophy to Thompson & Morgan on Tuesday 22 May at 10.40 at the Plant of the Year display in the Great Pavilion. (GPG 10).

Dianthus Memories (‘WP11 Gwe04’) from Whetman Pinks with its stiking white, strongly perfumed flowers and grey foliage took second place while third went to JS Pennings ‘De Bilt’ for its double-flowered dark blue Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Royal Navy’.

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Sharie Griffiths had a special guest Ben Shaughnessy from Range in West Thurrock Retail Park

There is a special discount currently on Garden Furniture & he has just joined the Radio Station – well done Ben & welcome

Have a good warm week

Alison H