Geum Scarlet Tempest achieves second place at the Chelsea Flower show ‘Plant of the Year 2016’
Geums as a genus have become more popular over the past few year especially with the successes for Totally Tangerine being launched at Chelsea flower show over 5 years ago.
This new Geum comes from the breeder of the Anemone Swan series Elizabeth McGregor. Hardy Cottage plants launched this new hybrid. With its early large flowers of brilliant-scarlet, open, slightly double flowers of about 5cm across.
This Geums starts to flower in early March and continues throughout the summer and into autumn. Its height is also a good size at 35-40 cm.
Liners available from spring 2017.
Great reviews in Aprils copy of Which Gardening
We often send in new plants to be trialled at the three Which Gardening trial grounds across the country. We believe it to be great way to get our plants out there and help publicize for our customers through a retail magazine.
This months copy of Which Gardening has three of our range in Best buys for new plants
Gaura Pink Panache
Lavandula Heavenly Scent
Visit us at the HTA National Plant Show, 21st-22nd June 2016
The annual HTA National Plant Show will take place on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry.
Came and see us on stand 97 and see what we have new for 2016-2017
Last year we started using hydrogen peroxide as a water treatment method.
Using Endosan gave us the advantage of extending the period of time that hydrogen peroxide remains active in the water in low concentrations all the way down the irrigation lines and our capillary beds. The active ingredient, stabilised with silver ions, worked extremely well in high concentrations as an irrigation system cleaner.
The dosing system incorporates a high injector ratio pump, resistant to corrosive chemicals. Fine tuning the pump allows us to achieve the desired concentration, whether for shock treatment or in conjunction with a pulse meter for continuous treatment. The system is very easy to connect, maintain and adjust.
Our Endosan Hydrogen Peroxide treatment equipment
Unlike chlorine, hydrogen peroxide degrades quickly and doesn’t leave any residue, which makes it more environmental friendly. Its effectiveness is relatively unaffected by pH changes. Continuous dosing at low concentration doesn’t affect biological control. We didn’t notice any reduction of activity and effectiveness of Nemasys in our applications. Also, when hydrogen peroxide products degrade, oxygen is produced. That can be very beneficial for the plants when located in the root zone.
We can see the improvement in root condition of our overwintered production already.
Lupin Root Growth
Helenium Root Growth
Hosta Root Growth
Lavender Root Growth
We also noticed a significant decrease in leaf nematode activity. It is unclear yet how much we can credit to continuous treatment with hydrogen peroxide. Some researchers suggest that H2O2 has a direct and indirect effect on nematode eggs and hatched juveniles and boosts plant resistance to infection. We are still at the early stages of finding out.
Read more about Endosan here.
Dawid Handswchuh-Pawlak, February 2016
Third year at Essen in Germany
26th – 29th January 2016
Hall 10 Stand C13
We will once again be exhibiting at IPM Essen. We have continued to see growth in our export business throughout 2015 .
Come and visit our stand and see what we have for 2016 in our range Agapanthus plugs and 9cm liners, plus much more.