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Introducing Hosta 'Andy Murray'

Left to right: Kim Sears and Chris Brickell ( Chris Bradley); Brookfield Plants' Chelsea stand ( Chris Bradley);
and Monica Cessford, Stephen Baker, George Feltrup and Paul Harris ( Alan Cessford)

British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society’s President, Chris Brickell, presented the first plant of Hosta 'Andy Murray' to Andy's longtime girlfriend, Kim Sears. The ceremony took place on the Press Day of The Chelsea Flower Show on Brookfield Plants’ hosta exhibit which was awarded a Gold medal.
Scotland’s first opportunity to see H. ‘Andy Murray’ was its launch, again on specialist hosta nurseryman, Paul Harris’ Brookfield Plants exhibit, at the recently held premier Scottish horticultural Show, Gardening Scotland. H. ‘Andy Murray’, was presented by BHHS member, Stephen Baker, to Monica Cessford on behalf of the Dunblane Development Trust’s Environment Group. Stephen is well-known to the gardeners of Dunblane as he has given talks on hostas to their gardening club and has gifted a number of his own hostas for Dunblane’s Hosta Walk.
. ‘Andy Murray’, which has coloured leaves representing the Scottish Saltire, will now be given pride of place in Dunblane’s 220 metre Hosta Walk situated in the town’s Haugh War Memorial Garden along the bank of the Allan Water.

Photo of the Bowden Hostas stand at Chelsea  George Feltrup
Bowden Hostas Silver-Gilt medal stand
George Feltrup

May Flower Shows

The Malvern Spring Festival and Chelsea Flower Show pulled in crowds of gardeners, keen to see the best plants of the season.

Brookfield Plants received Gold medals at both Shows and Bowden Hostas a Silver Gilt medal at Chelsea.

Next month's website will feature photos from Gardening Scotland and  Gardeners World Live. 


Photo of Hemerocallis 'Tuxedo Junction'  Robert Grant-Downton
Hemerocallis 'Tuxedo Junction'
Robert Grant-Downton

Plant Profile

This month's Plant Profile of Hemerocallis 'Tuxedo Junction' comes from Robert Grant-Downton.

Robert writes:

A few years ago, the BHHS hosted a lecture by Long Island hybridiser Bob Schwarz who demonstrated his work on the tetraploid unusual forms that were just taking the daylily scene by storm. I was fortunate to hear him talk about his latest developments, and immediately his 'Tuxedo Junction' was a plant that I wished to obtain.

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