Matron's Allotment Flower Show
Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a Hampshire garden. I've been growing veggies since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Some traditional varieties and old favourites as well as new ideas. I share my garden with my allotment assistant Daisy the Labrador.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show. But it is not all about flowers.. actually! This wonderful stand from Trinidad and Tobago had a stunning display of both tropical flowers and spices.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. The TV coverage does tend to concentrate on the designs of show gardens, but there is plenty of excitement for the ordinary allotment gardener. So many more people are interested in wider aspects of growing plants, the RHS are certainly reflecting this in the range of exhibits.
Sea Spring Seeds to grow the World's Longest Chilli. Guinness World Records have been approached and they confirm that no such record currently exists. This means that whoever grows the longest chilli will be the winner! The two varieties that are recommended are Joe's Long and Spaghetti. So I am growing both to see how I get on.