Suffolk Show 2013 - Silver-gilt medal
Monday, 17 June 2013 | Admin
Our exhibit at the Suffolk Show at the end of May 2013 was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal.
We built a "garden" style display around a new rill or long narrow pond, two short paths of black painted decking and an awful lot of plants! As usual the main plants featured were a lot of the late spring and early summer flowering hardy Geraniums or cranesbills. To show them off a number of ornamental grasses and interesting perennials were used particularly some rare and unusual shade loving or woodland plants.
Due to the late season this year (many plants are flowering 4 weeks late) we were able to include a number of Polygonatum and Convallaria that would normally have already finished but were at the peak of flowering this year.
Of particular interest to visitors to the show were:
Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta' - spires of deep purple flowers over rosettes of rich green leaves.
Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata' - bright creamy yellow striped foliage and scented white flowers.
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Hilary Rendall' - new from Alan Bremner this form has pale pink flowers over a carpet of evergreen groundcover foliage.
Maianthemum bifolium var. kamtschaticum - deciduous groundcover for shade with spikes of scented white flowers over heart shaped leaves.
Polygonatum verticillatum 'Rubrum' - a narrow leaved form of solomon's seal with purple flushed foliage and flowers for shade, even fairly dry.
A couple of views of the display: