• Northern Highlights

    22nd July 2012Northern CorrespondentStephanie Donaldson

    agapanthus in garden at tatton park

    This garden is in tune with our logo.

    Despite the weather outlook garden enthusiasts and agapanthus were out in force at the Tatton Park Flower Show this year.  I managed to escape with my shins intact despite a close encounter with a plastic trolley, the likes of which John Grimshaw so fondly writes. Here’s a few highlights from the show.

    begonia display at Tatton Park Show

    Begonias on display by Blackmore and Langdon.

    spectacular dahlias at the tatton park show

    Dahlias by Pheasant Acre Plants.

    gladioli on display in the floral marquee at Tatton Park

    Gladioli display by Devine Nurseries.

    Alstroemeria by Philip Tivey & Son.

    Cactus land display

    Please do not sit on the stand. An impressive display of spikes from Lincolnshire’s Southfield Nurseries.

    garden designs ideas for paths and decks at tatton

    The path in this garden (lower right hand corner) was made from concrete fence posts.

    rspb advisor

    The Most Persistent Agent Award for the show goes to Daniel Trotman who put forward a strong case to join the RSPB.   They do not specify a joining fee and only ask that you give what you feel is fair.  No wonder they have over a million members. Learn more on the inspirational RSPB website.

    impressive display of range of aliums

    Wow,  just look at this display of alliums by Warmenhoven. I had to buy some.