New season of Flower Shows
Is Spring finally here? April has seen BHHS members exhibiting at some of the first Flower Shows of the season.
The Eastern Counties Group were at the Newark and Nottingham Gardening Show with both a display and plants for sale. The following week they achieved a Silver Gilt Medal in the Educational and Scientific category at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show.
Also at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show were Brookfield Plants and Sue Proctor Plants, who both won Gold Medals for their displays of hostas, Mary Green, who won a Gold Medal for a display of plants for shade, and Mickfield Hostas, who were awarded a Premier Gold Medal in the Educational and Scientific category.
Our hostas and daylilies
Her lovely introductions, in a range of colours and forms, are perhaps not as well known in the UK as they should be. H.'Flibbertigibbet' is her most recent registration.
The cultivars in these galleries were bred in Europe and can be expected to perform well in our climate.
This month's Plant Profile comes from Diana Grenfell.
Hosta 'Allegan Fog' (Herrema/Ruh 2000) is one of the first registered hostas which feature the leaf blade having a central variegation with random green flecking on a greyish-white ground. The variegation is brightest in early summer but can fade slightly as summer progresses, depending on growing conditions.
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As this series develops, earlier entries are being added to the archive
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