Sow seeds of love this valentines day
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Sow seeds of love this Valentines Day If you’re unsure what to give your most beloved gardener this Valentine’s Day, we’ve done the digging for you!We’ve curated a green-fingered wish-list of gifts available online, from exhibitors you’ll be able to meet and buy from, across our events this year.Will you be shopping at BBC Gardeners’ World Live or the BBC Gardeners’ World Fairs in 2023?Please note that all gifts are subject to availability and delivery times of independent suppliers may vary. The gift of a great day out Tickets make a great gift for anyone with green fingers, a day to look forward to!  With the flagship BBC Gardeners’ World Live at Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June, and the boutique  BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair in the stunning setting of Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April, there are plenty of days to choose from. Plus, save the date for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1-3 September – tickets on sale in March. Stand G198: Spring Fair A Blackbird Sang – ‘If I had a flower every time I thought of you’ Leaf Decoration – £12.95 Give the gift that gives twice the joy this Valentine’s Day, with this delightfully thoughtful decoration – 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture and their families when times get tough.   BUY NOW Stand E406: BBC Gardeners’ World Live Enchanted Earth – Heart decorations – £19.95-£24.95 Add a touch of love to any garden with charming decorations, from planters to bird feeders:  Heart Bird Feeder Stake – Stylish and weatherproof, this whitewashed metal feeder stands on a 105cm long stake.   Teapot Heart Planter – Bring a unique style of planter to your garden with a colourful large 38cm teapot planter. Decorated with white love hearts and weather resistant. Perfect for plants or succulents, this can be used in your home or garden.  Large Solar Firefly Garden Heart – Brighten up any part of your garden with this decorative hanging, complete with 30 warm white solar lights and a 4m cable and hanging loop on the back.  BUY NOW Stand G19: Spring Fair A Blackbird Sang – Pot Stems: Everlasting Wildflower Cluster – £12.95Looking for something that’ll bloom whatever the season? Give a sustainable and ever-lasting bunch of wildflowers – a lovely year-round enhancement to indoor plants.   BUY NOW Stand FM12: BBC Gardeners’ World Live Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants – Perennial flowers – £9.50-13.50 With so many blooms to choose from, Hardy’s has a selection of romantic and heart-shaped perennial flowers to choose from: Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Flowering year after year in late spring, this provides delicate pink heart shaped flowers on arching stems.  Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Alba’ – These pure white heart-shaped flowers are held on arching stems above divided light green foliage, blooming in late spring.  Anemone ‘Frilly Knickers’ – an anemone with a name that’ll be sure to be noticed! With semi-double blooms, each pure white petal is suffused with pale lilac and finely frilled, brushed with deep violet from beneath and surrounding a boss of deep golden yellow stamens. Unsure what to choose? Treat someone to a gift voucher! Hardy’s has exhibited at Gardeners’ World Live every single year since our show opened over 30 years ago and 2023 is no different! BUY NOW Stands E400 & E408: BBC Gardeners’ World Live Home and Garden Extras – Decorative Rusty Roses – £19.99  Give a rose that will never wilt this Valentine’s Day, with this decorative rusty flower stake that’ll add function and style to flower beds, window boxes and plant pots. Add a cluster of stakes and watch as they rust over time to create a charming aesthetic and provide support for an array of blooms.   BUY NOW Stand G140: Spring FairStand G198: BBC Gardeners’ World Live Ecosure – Ecosure Midi Metropolitan Water Butt Planter – £192  Doubling up as a stylish planter, this water butt can create a great focal point in any garden. With two outlets, the front can be attached to a garden tap and is at the right height for a watering can, and the back is designed to drain the water butt completely. Available in a variety of colours and effects, there’s a choice for every garden and style. BUY NOW Stand G178: Spring Fair Hand Made Mosaics – Mosaic Heart – £25 Show your love with a touch of mosaic made by your own hands! The kit that includes everything you need, from base to tiles and grout. Available in a variety of colours, including pink and blue.   BUY NOW Stand G48: BBC Gardeners’ World Live Hydria Life – Hydria Fountain Kit Bundle – £199.99 The latest bundle from Hydria Life comes with the Fountain Kit, Premium Planter and the Mindfulness Pebbles Collectible. Easy to set up and harnessing new battery technology, this remote-controlled water feature with lights can run for a 2-month period between charges and can be set up in minutes. Fitting in any planter wider than 30cm, bring the relaxing sound of water to any garden or balcony.   BUY NOW Stand F25: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStand FM3: BBC Gardeners’ World Live John Cullen Gardens – Herb Collection – £15Perfect for those who equally enjoy the garden and the kitchen, this selection of organically grown herbs will be the perfect accompaniment for many meals to come. Perfect for a sunny windowsill and ready to plant out once Spring warmth arrives, the set includes Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Chive and Oregano in 9cm pots.  BUY NOW Stand G2 at Spring Fair Elly Harvey Silver – Garden Inspired Jewellery – £55 – £165 Whether you’re a fan of growing your own or wonderful wildlife, add it to your jewellery collection with these hand-made pieces from Dorset Peapod Pendant – With a choice of 2, 3, or 4 peas, this charming pendant is also available with 9ct yellow gold peas to order.  Bumble Bee Pendant and Earrings – Give a charming matching set, with a solid cast 9ct yellow gold bee pendant and matching earrings in either drop or stud style. Also available in sterling silver.   BUY NOW Stand G98: Spring Fair STIHL – Cordless Gardening Equipment – £119 – £169 Tackle your garden with some new gardening tech! GTA 26 Cordless Garden Pruner – A multifaceted tool, able to prune trees and shrubs, cut up garden waste and assist in building with wood thanks to its ¼” PM3 saw chain for powerful cutting. Designed for use with both hands, with comfortable rubberised handles for accuracy and ease. HSA 26 Cordless Garden Shears – These battery-powered handheld shrub shears are perfect for gardens of any size, making pruning small-leaved trees and shrubs easy. Coming with an easily interchangeable grass trimming blade, it allows you to maintain topiary, hedges and lawn edges.  BUY NOW Stand F25: the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair Stand FM3: BBC Gardeners’ World Live John Cullen Gardens – Achillea Love Collection – £29.99 Give a gift that will last for years with a drought tolerant collection of Achillea that benefits the all-important pollinators and make a great cut flower. Containing 4 of the most popular red and pink Achillea, they can be planted right away as long as the ground is not frozen.   BUY NOW Stand G460: BBC Gardeners’ World Live SeeHow – £47.99 A garden design tool for everybody, SeeHow is developed to help gardening see when plants will flower through Plantsticks. Each Plantstick shows the colours of individual plants, as well as how and when they grow and flower throughout the calendar year. Look ahead into how your garden could bloom in 2023.  BUY NOW Stand G32: BBC Gardeners’ World Live Allet – Grooved Front Rollers – £199 – £219If you’re looking to up your lawncare, this innovative grooved roller is a great addition to your kit. With 23% of its surface area in contact with the ground, the remaining 77% is ready to be presented to a the bottom blade, leaving you with a cleaner cut and less stragglers. With 2 sizes available (17”/20”), improve your straight lining with a more manoeuvrable mover and achieve most perfectly straight stripes.  BUY NOW Stand G130: BBC Gardeners’ World Live Traditional Garden Growers – Natural Wool Pellets – £9.99 Improve your produce in a sustainable way by using wool pellets. Only needing a single application each year, they enhance the soil as they degrade and feed plants naturally. Easy to store and apply, this environmentally friendly option is made from 100% British wool and boast many benefits, including moisture retention, increased soil porosity, long acting fertiliser and slug deterrant.  BUY NOW Stand G26: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair Distinctive Iron Work – 4ft & 6ft “Loopies” – Multi Use Looped Planting Stakes – Set of 3 – £30 – £40 Suitable for both gardens and the allotment, grow either plants or vegetables against this planting system which can be formed into a variety of structures – from in line to arches, obelisks, fans and more!  BUY NOW Stand G156 at Spring Fair A Great Escape Art – 100% Silk Scarves – £50 – £75 Bring a splash of horticulture to the wardrobe with a colourful silk scarf. Designed from original paintings, this collection of 100% silk twill and chiffon scarves reflect the changing seasons and all come with a matching care card and presentation box.   BUY NOW /*! elementor - v3.19.0 - 07-02-2024 */ .elementor-widget-divider{--divider-border-style:none;--divider-border-width:1px;--divider-color:#0c0d0e;--divider-icon-size:20px;--divider-element-spacing:10px;--divider-pattern-height:24px;--divider-pattern-size:20px;--divider-pattern-url:none;--divider-pattern-repeat:repeat-x}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider{display:flex}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{font-size:15px;line-height:1;max-width:95%}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__element{margin:0 var(--divider-element-spacing);flex-shrink:0}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-icon{font-size:var(--divider-icon-size)}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider-separator{display:flex;margin:0;direction:ltr}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator{align-items:center}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:before{display:block;content:"";border-block-end:0;flex-grow:1;border-block-start:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:first-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider-separator:before{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider__element{margin-left:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:last-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider-separator:after{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider__element{margin-right:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-start .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:first-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-start .elementor-divider-separator:before{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-start .elementor-divider__element{margin-inline-start:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-end .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:last-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-end .elementor-divider-separator:after{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-end .elementor-divider__element{margin-inline-end:0}.elementor-widget-divider:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text):not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon) .elementor-divider-separator{border-block-start:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern{--divider-border-style:none}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern.elementor-widget-divider--view-line .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not([class*=elementor-widget-divider--view]) .elementor-divider-separator{width:100%;min-height:var(--divider-pattern-height);-webkit-mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;-webkit-mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);background-color:var(--divider-color);-webkit-mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url);mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url)}.elementor-widget-divider--no-spacing{--divider-pattern-size:auto}.elementor-widget-divider--bg-round{--divider-pattern-repeat:round}.rtl .elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{direction:rtl}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-divider,.e-con>.elementor-widget-divider{width:var(--container-widget-width,100%);--flex-grow:var(--container-widget-flex-grow)} Related news Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Welcome to the exhibitor community 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Cucumber Margarita 12 Feb 2024 Read More »
Sow seeds of love this valentines day
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Sow seeds of love this Valentines Day If you’re unsure what to gift your most beloved gardener this Valentine’s Day, we’ve done the digging for you!We’ve curated a green-fingered wish-list of gifts available online, from exhibitors you’ll be able meet and buy from, across our events this year.Will you be shopping at BBC Gardeners’ World Live or the BBC Gardeners’ World Fairs in 2023?Please note that all gifts are subject to availability and delivery times of independent suppliers may vary.   The gift of a great day out Tickets make a great gift for anyone with green fingers, a day to look forward to!  With the flagship BBC Gardeners’ World Live at Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June, and the boutique  BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair in the stunning setting of Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April, there are plenty of days to choose from. Plus, save the date for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1-3 September – tickets on sale in March. A Blackbird Sang – ‘If I had a flower every time I thought of you’ Leaf Decoration – £12.95 Give the gift that gives twice the joy this Valentine’s Day, with this delightfully thoughtful decoration – 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture and their families when times get tough.   Stand G198: Spring Fair BUY NOW Enchanted Earth – Heart decorations – £19.95-£24.95 Add a touch of love to any garden with charming decorations, from planters to bird feeders:  Heart Bird Feeder Stake – Stylish and weatherproof, this whitewashed metal feeder stands on a 105cm long stake.   Teapot Heart Planter – Bring a unique style of planter to your garden with a colourful large 38cm teapot planter. Decorated with white love hearts and weather resistant. Perfect for plants or succulents, this can be used in your home or garden.  Large Solar Firefly Garden Heart – Brighten up any part of your garden with this decorative hanging, complete with 30 warm white solar lights and a 4m cable and hanging loop on the back.  Stand E406: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW A Blackbird Sang – Pot Stems: Everlasting Wildflower Cluster – £12.95Looking for something that’ll bloom whatever the season? Give a sustainable and ever-lasting bunch of wildflowers – a lovely year-round enhancement to indoor plants.   Stand G19: Spring Fair BUY NOW Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants – Perennial flowers – £9.50-13.50 With so many blooms to choose from, Hardy’s has a selection of romantic and heart-shaped perennial flowers to choose from: Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Flowering year after year in late spring, this provides delicate pink heart shaped flowers on arching stems.  Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Alba’ – These pure white heart-shaped flowers are held on arching stems above divided light green foliage, blooming in late spring.  Anemone ‘Frilly Knickers’ – an anemone with a name that’ll be sure to be noticed! With semi-double blooms, each pure white petal is suffused with pale lilac and finely frilled, brushed with deep violet from beneath and surrounding a boss of deep golden yellow stamens. Unsure what to choose? Treat someone to a gift voucher! Hardy’s has exhibited at Gardeners’ World Live every single year since our show opened over 30 years ago and 2023 is no different! Stand FM12: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Home and Garden Extras – Decorative Rusty Roses – £19.99  Give a rose that will never wilt this Valentine’s Day, with this decorative rusty flower stake that’ll add function and style to flower beds, window boxes and plant pots. Add a cluster of stakes and watch as they rust over time to create a charming aesthetic and provide support for an array of blooms.   Stands E400 & E408: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Ecosure – Ecosure Midi Metropolitan Water Butt Planter – £192  Doubling up as a stylish planter, this water butt can create a great focal point in any garden. With two outlets, the front can be attached to a garden tap and is at the right height for a watering can, and the back is designed to drain the water butt completely. Available in a variety of colours and effects, there’s a choice for every garden and style. Stand G140: Spring FairStand G198: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Hand Made Mosaics – Mosaic Heart – £25 Show your love with a touch of mosaic made by your own hands! The kit that includes everything you need, from base to tiles and grout. Available in a variety of colours, including pink and blue.   Stand G178: Spring Fair BUY NOW Hydria Life – Hydria Fountain Kit Bundle – £199.99 The latest bundle from Hydria Life comes with the Fountain Kit, Premium Planter and the Mindfulness Pebbles Collectible. Easy to set up and harnessing new battery technology, this remote-controlled water feature with lights can run for a 2-month period between charges and can be set up in minutes. Fitting in any planter wider than 30cm, bring the relaxing sound of water to any garden or balcony.   Stand G48: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW John Cullen Gardens – Herb Collection – £15Perfect for those who equally enjoy the garden and the kitchen, this selection of organically grown herbs will be the perfect accompaniment for many meals to come. Perfect for a sunny windowsill and ready to plant out once Spring warmth arrives, the set includes Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Chive and Oregano in 9cm pots.  Stand F25: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStand FM3: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Elly Harvey Silver – Garden Inspired Jewellery – £55 – £165 Whether you’re a fan of growing your own or wonderful wildlife, add it to your jewellery collection with these hand-made pieces from Dorset Peapod Pendant – With a choice of 2, 3, or 4 peas, this charming pendant is also available with 9ct yellow gold peas to order.  Bumble Bee Pendant and Earrings – Give a charming matching set, with a solid cast 9ct yellow gold bee pendant and matching earrings in either drop or stud style. Also available in sterling silver.   Stand G2 at Spring Fair BUY NOW STIHL – Cordless Gardening Equipment – £119 – £169 Tackle your garden with some new gardening tech! GTA 26 Cordless Garden Pruner – A multifaceted tool, able to prune trees and shrubs, cut up garden waste and assist in building with wood thanks to its ¼” PM3 saw chain for powerful cutting. Designed for use with both hands, with comfortable rubberised handles for accuracy and ease. HSA 26 Cordless Garden Shears – These battery-powered handheld shrub shears are perfect for gardens of any size, making pruning small-leaved trees and shrubs easy. Coming with an easily interchangeable grass trimming blade, it allows you to maintain topiary, hedges and lawn edges.  Stand G98: Spring Fair BUY NOW John Cullen Gardens – Achillea Love Collection – £29.99 Give a gift that will last for years with a drought tolerant collection of Achillea that benefits the all-important pollinators and make a great cut flower. Containing 4 of the most popular red and pink Achillea, they can be planted right away as long as the ground is not frozen.   Stand F25: the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair Stand FM3: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW SeeHow – £47.99 A garden design tool for everybody, SeeHow is developed to help gardening see when plants will flower through Plantsticks. Each Plantstick shows the colours of individual plants, as well as how and when they grow and flower throughout the calendar year. Look ahead into how your garden could bloom in 2023.  Stand G460: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Allet – Grooved Front Rollers – £199 – £219If you’re looking to up your lawncare, this innovative grooved roller is a great addition to your kit. With 23% of its surface area in contact with the ground, the remaining 77% is ready to be presented to a the bottom blade, leaving you with a cleaner cut and less stragglers. With 2 sizes available (17”/20”), improve your straight lining with a more manoeuvrable mover and achieve most perfectly straight stripes.  Stand G32: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Traditional Garden Growers – Natural Wool Pellets – £9.99 Improve your produce in a sustainable way by using wool pellets. Only needing a single application each year, they enhance the soil as they degrade and feed plants naturally. Easy to store and apply, this environmentally friendly option is made from 100% British wool and boast many benefits, including moisture retention, increased soil porosity, long acting fertiliser and slug deterrant.  Stand G130: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Distinctive Iron Work – 4ft & 6ft “Loopies” – Multi Use Looped Planting Stakes – Set of 3 – £30 – £40 Suitable for both gardens and the allotment, grow either plants or vegetables against this planting system which can be formed into a variety of structures – from in line to arches, obelisks, fans and more!  Stand G26: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW A Great Escape Art – 100% Silk Scarves – £50 – £75 Bring a splash of horticulture to the wardrobe with a colourful silk scarf. Designed from original paintings, this collection of 100% silk twill and chiffon scarves reflect the changing seasons and all come with a matching care card and presentation box.   Stand G156 at Spring Fair BUY NOW Related news Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Welcome to the exhibitor community 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Cucumber Margarita 12 Feb 2024 Read More »
Sow seeds of love this valentines day
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Sow seeds of love this Valentines Day If you’re unsure what to give your most beloved gardener this Valentine’s Day, we’ve done the digging for you!We’ve curated a green-fingered wish-list of gifts available online, from exhibitors you’ll be able to meet and buy from, across our events this year.Will you be shopping at BBC Gardeners’ World Live or the BBC Gardeners’ World Fairs in 2023?Please note that all gifts are subject to availability and delivery times of independent suppliers may vary. The gift of a great day out Tickets make a great gift for anyone with green fingers, a day to look forward to!  With the flagship BBC Gardeners’ World Live at Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June, and the boutique  BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair in the stunning setting of Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April, there are plenty of days to choose from. Plus, save the date for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1-3 September – tickets on sale in March. A Blackbird Sang – ‘If I had a flower every time I thought of you’ Leaf Decoration – £12.95 Give the gift that gives twice the joy this Valentine’s Day, with this delightfully thoughtful decoration – 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture and their families when times get tough.   Stand G198: Spring Fair BUY NOW Enchanted Earth – Heart decorations – £19.95-£24.95 Add a touch of love to any garden with charming decorations, from planters to bird feeders:  Heart Bird Feeder Stake – Stylish and weatherproof, this whitewashed metal feeder stands on a 105cm long stake.   Teapot Heart Planter – Bring a unique style of planter to your garden with a colourful large 38cm teapot planter. Decorated with white love hearts and weather resistant. Perfect for plants or succulents, this can be used in your home or garden.  Large Solar Firefly Garden Heart – Brighten up any part of your garden with this decorative hanging, complete with 30 warm white solar lights and a 4m cable and hanging loop on the back.  Stand E406: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW A Blackbird Sang – Pot Stems: Everlasting Wildflower Cluster – £12.95Looking for something that’ll bloom whatever the season? Give a sustainable and ever-lasting bunch of wildflowers – a lovely year-round enhancement to indoor plants.   Stand G19: Spring Fair BUY NOW Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants – Perennial flowers – £9.50-13.50 With so many blooms to choose from, Hardy’s has a selection of romantic and heart-shaped perennial flowers to choose from: Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Flowering year after year in late spring, this provides delicate pink heart shaped flowers on arching stems.  Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Alba’ – These pure white heart-shaped flowers are held on arching stems above divided light green foliage, blooming in late spring.  Anemone ‘Frilly Knickers’ – an anemone with a name that’ll be sure to be noticed! With semi-double blooms, each pure white petal is suffused with pale lilac and finely frilled, brushed with deep violet from beneath and surrounding a boss of deep golden yellow stamens. Unsure what to choose? Treat someone to a gift voucher! Hardy’s has exhibited at Gardeners’ World Live every single year since our show opened over 30 years ago and 2023 is no different! Stand FM12: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Home and Garden Extras – Decorative Rusty Roses – £19.99  Give a rose that will never wilt this Valentine’s Day, with this decorative rusty flower stake that’ll add function and style to flower beds, window boxes and plant pots. Add a cluster of stakes and watch as they rust over time to create a charming aesthetic and provide support for an array of blooms.   Stands E400 & E408: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Ecosure – Ecosure Midi Metropolitan Water Butt Planter – £192  Doubling up as a stylish planter, this water butt can create a great focal point in any garden. With two outlets, the front can be attached to a garden tap and is at the right height for a watering can, and the back is designed to drain the water butt completely. Available in a variety of colours and effects, there’s a choice for every garden and style. Stand G140: Spring FairStand G198: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Hand Made Mosaics – Mosaic Heart – £25 Show your love with a touch of mosaic made by your own hands! The kit that includes everything you need, from base to tiles and grout. Available in a variety of colours, including pink and blue.   Stand G178: Spring Fair BUY NOW Hydria Life – Hydria Fountain Kit Bundle – £199.99 The latest bundle from Hydria Life comes with the Fountain Kit, Premium Planter and the Mindfulness Pebbles Collectible. Easy to set up and harnessing new battery technology, this remote-controlled water feature with lights can run for a 2-month period between charges and can be set up in minutes. Fitting in any planter wider than 30cm, bring the relaxing sound of water to any garden or balcony.   Stand G48: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW John Cullen Gardens – Herb Collection – £15Perfect for those who equally enjoy the garden and the kitchen, this selection of organically grown herbs will be the perfect accompaniment for many meals to come. Perfect for a sunny windowsill and ready to plant out once Spring warmth arrives, the set includes Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Chive and Oregano in 9cm pots.  Stand F25: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStand FM3: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Elly Harvey Silver – Garden Inspired Jewellery – £55 – £165 Whether you’re a fan of growing your own or wonderful wildlife, add it to your jewellery collection with these hand-made pieces from Dorset Peapod Pendant – With a choice of 2, 3, or 4 peas, this charming pendant is also available with 9ct yellow gold peas to order.  Bumble Bee Pendant and Earrings – Give a charming matching set, with a solid cast 9ct yellow gold bee pendant and matching earrings in either drop or stud style. Also available in sterling silver.   Stand G2 at Spring Fair BUY NOW STIHL – Cordless Gardening Equipment – £119 – £169 Tackle your garden with some new gardening tech! GTA 26 Cordless Garden Pruner – A multifaceted tool, able to prune trees and shrubs, cut up garden waste and assist in building with wood thanks to its ¼” PM3 saw chain for powerful cutting. Designed for use with both hands, with comfortable rubberised handles for accuracy and ease. HSA 26 Cordless Garden Shears – These battery-powered handheld shrub shears are perfect for gardens of any size, making pruning small-leaved trees and shrubs easy. Coming with an easily interchangeable grass trimming blade, it allows you to maintain topiary, hedges and lawn edges.  Stand G98: Spring Fair BUY NOW John Cullen Gardens – Achillea Love Collection – £29.99 Give a gift that will last for years with a drought tolerant collection of Achillea that benefits the all-important pollinators and make a great cut flower. Containing 4 of the most popular red and pink Achillea, they can be planted right away as long as the ground is not frozen.   Stand F25: the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair Stand FM3: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW SeeHow – £47.99 A garden design tool for everybody, SeeHow is developed to help gardening see when plants will flower through Plantsticks. Each Plantstick shows the colours of individual plants, as well as how and when they grow and flower throughout the calendar year. Look ahead into how your garden could bloom in 2023.  Stand G460: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Allet – Grooved Front Rollers – £199 – £219If you’re looking to up your lawncare, this innovative grooved roller is a great addition to your kit. With 23% of its surface area in contact with the ground, the remaining 77% is ready to be presented to a the bottom blade, leaving you with a cleaner cut and less stragglers. With 2 sizes available (17”/20”), improve your straight lining with a more manoeuvrable mover and achieve most perfectly straight stripes.  Stand G32: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Traditional Garden Growers – Natural Wool Pellets – £9.99 Improve your produce in a sustainable way by using wool pellets. Only needing a single application each year, they enhance the soil as they degrade and feed plants naturally. Easy to store and apply, this environmentally friendly option is made from 100% British wool and boast many benefits, including moisture retention, increased soil porosity, long acting fertiliser and slug deterrant.  Stand G130: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Distinctive Iron Work – 4ft & 6ft “Loopies” – Multi Use Looped Planting Stakes – Set of 3 – £30 – £40 Suitable for both gardens and the allotment, grow either plants or vegetables against this planting system which can be formed into a variety of structures – from in line to arches, obelisks, fans and more!  Stand G26: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW A Great Escape Art – 100% Silk Scarves – £50 – £75 Bring a splash of horticulture to the wardrobe with a colourful silk scarf. Designed from original paintings, this collection of 100% silk twill and chiffon scarves reflect the changing seasons and all come with a matching care card and presentation box.   Stand G156 at Spring Fair BUY NOW Related news Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Welcome to the exhibitor community 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Cucumber Margarita 12 Feb 2024 Read More »
Gardening trends of 2023
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New year, new garden, new trends! We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends. To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, make sure to join us in 2023 at the Fair. Find out more here. Gardening trends of 2023 Colour of the Year 2023Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta.’Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’ We’ve put together some garden inspiration from our Shows in 2022 here to inspire you to get planting. Sustainable gardeningWhilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener! From upcycling common items to make stylish features, to transforming pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe and tin cans into planters, grow bags, water features and wildlife habitats, the possibilities are endless. You’ll find plenty of inspiration in the Beautiful Borders and Small Space Gardens at BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair. Take a look at our previous blog on recycling and upcycling here. Grow your own foodLooking to go from soil to supper this year, but not sure where to start? Whether you’re stuck between carrots and cauliflower or spinach and strawberries, or you’re not sure which tools are right for the job, you’ll be able to get brilliant advice from the experts at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair. Take a look at our latest news to explore our grow your own tips and recipe ideas..  Indoor gardeningFoliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors with simple succulents, mighty monsteras and cute cacti. Add a bit of greenery to your home, whatever the size.At last year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live we caught up with expert Joe Bagley for his top tips. Read the blog here to find out more. Mindful gardeningGardening is calming for many of us and the theme for this year’s entries to Beautiful Borders highlights that. Inspired by the theme ‘My Garden Escape’, exciting garden design will inspire your next garden project and give you space savvy ideas.Take a look at our previous blog here for inspiration to create a calming garden space. Gardening on a budgetWith budgets tightening all over, don’t let it wilt your enthusiasm!  Discover different ways you can still let your garden bloom with advice from expert gardeners throughout the Show next summer- from experienced exhibitors to your favourite BBC Gardeners’ World presenters live on stage.What’s more, take a look at our blog here for some top tips for a budget friendly garden. Fermented foodsThere’s always plenty of plot to plate inspiration at our Fairs. Why not try reaching delicious new heights using your home-grown produce and explore fermenting? No visit to our Fairs would be complete without some delicious snacks and a tasty lunch! Visit the BBC Good Food Market to discover the latest foodie trends.  Calling all garden designers! Find out more about designing a Beautiful Border in 2023... FIND OUT MORE Looking for even more spring gardening inspiration? Delve through our 2022 gallery here... GALLERY Related news Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Welcome to the exhibitor community 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Cucumber Margarita 12 Feb 2024 Read More »
Gardening trends of 2023
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New year, new garden, new trends! We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends. To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, make sure to join us in 2023 at the Fair. Find out more here. Gardening trends of 2023 Colour of the Year 2023Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta.’Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’ We’ve put together some garden inspiration from our Shows in 2022 here to inspire you to get planting. Sustainable gardeningWhilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener! From upcycling common items to make stylish features, to transforming pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe and tin cans into planters, grow bags, water features and wildlife habitats, the possibilities are endless. You’ll find plenty of inspiration in the Beautiful Borders and Small Space Gardens at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair. Take a look at our previous blog on recycling and upcycling here. Grow your own foodLooking to go from soil to supper this year, but not sure where to start? Whether you’re stuck between carrots and cauliflower or spinach and strawberries, or you’re not sure which tools are right for the job, you’ll be able to get brilliant advice from the experts at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair. Take a look at our latest news to explore our grow your own tips and recipe ideas.  Indoor gardeningFoliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors with simple succulents, mighty monsteras and cute cacti. Add a bit of greenery to your home, whatever the size. At last year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live, we caught up with expert Joe Bagley for his top tips. Read the blog here to find out more. Mindful gardeningGardening is calming for many of us and the theme for this year’s entries to Beautiful Borders highlights that. Inspired by the theme ‘My Garden Escape’, exciting garden design will inspire your next garden project and give you space savvy ideas.Take a look at our previous blog here for inspiration to create a calming garden space. Gardening on a budgetWith budgets tightening all over, don’t let it wilt your enthusiasm!  Discover different ways you can still let your garden bloom with advice from expert gardeners throughout the Show next summer- from experienced exhibitors to your favourite BBC Gardeners’ World presenters live on stage.What’s more, take a look at our blog here for some top tips for a budget friendly garden. Fermented foodsThere’s always plenty of plot to plate inspiration at our Shows. Why not try reaching delicious new heights using your home-grown produce and explore fermenting? No visit to our Fairs would be complete without some delicious snacks and a tasty lunch! Visit the BBC Good Food Market to discover the latest foodie trends.  Calling all garden designers! Find out more about designing a Beautiful Border in 2023... FIND OUT MORE Looking for even more gardening inspiration? Take a look at our other blogs here... VISIT THE BLOG Related news Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Welcome to the exhibitor community 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Cucumber Margarita 12 Feb 2024 Read More »
Add the colour of 2023 to your garden
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Add the colour of 2023 to your garden - Viva Magenta! As we bloom into the year 2023 with new resolutions, we’re looking to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta, to inspire you to blossom in your gardens in 2023.Pantone has named its highly anticipated Colour of the Year for 2023. This is an annual trend forecast by the colour giant that determines which colour is set to appear all over our homes and gardens in the following year. Viva Magenta is a fabulous pop of colour to add to your border, windowsill or outdoor space, bringing a brave, joyous and vibrant splash of warmth to your garden.What’s more, this empowering colour appeared across many gardens at BBC Gardeners’ World Events in 2022, so we’ve got the perfect inspiration to help you pick out plants for your garden in 2023’s trendiest hue… EchinaeceasGrow ‘Satisfy’, ‘Delicious Candy’ or ‘Magnus’ for a pop of Viva Magenta. These flamboyant echinaceas featured on English Heritage’s Formal Bedding in a Dry Future Beautiful Border by Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair in 2022.Easy to grow, echinaceas are a striking plant to plot in any garden and will bring many buzzy visitors to your patch, including bees and other pollinators. Their seeds also offer something for the birds. Grow at the front of your border or in containers in full sun.  Sow in March or April, or plant in May and June for brilliant flowers all the way through to late summer in September. AstilbeTry growing: ‘Spotlight’ You may have spotted this pop of magenta on the Where the Wild Things Are Beautiful Border at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in 2022 by Zoe Cook, Trellis Designed Limited.Astilbe is a perennial with showy plumes of dramatic flowers atop fern-like foliage, perfect for a shady corner to add height and colour. These flowers will bring pollinators, especially hoverflies to your plot. Dianthus Grow ‘Sugar Plum’ or ‘Sweet William’ varieties for a warm pink pop of colour. Did you spot these in the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2022? A traditional cottage plant, dianthus come in all sorts of colours and fragrant scents. Plot these in your garden beds or at the front of sunny borders and in containers. What’s more, these flowers make great cuttings to bring indoors, so you’ll be able to bring Viva Magenta into your home space.Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and trim back in autumn to promote new growth. Bergamot monarda didyma At BBC Gardeners’ World Live, you may have seen these fiery pops of colour peeping out in Frances Tophill’s Show Garden. Why not try growing it at home?These plants are another popular plant for bees, with a long flowering season, an aromatic foliage.Grow plants in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch around the roots with garden compost annually, and divide congested clumps in spring. FoxglovesWhy not try: ‘Ruby Slippers’ Foxgloves come in a range of colours you can add to your garden. Featured in the photo are some foxgloves you may have come across at BBC Gardeners’ World Live on Alexandra Froggatt’s floral feature inspired by the Peaky Blinders to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BBC.Find out more about how to create your own foxglove haven at home from our previous blog here. LupinsGrow: ‘My Castle’  A cottage garden favourite, lupin offers both height and colour to your garden plot. Their flowers are loved by bumblebees and they make a fantastic cut flower to bring indoors.Plant in full sun and make sure to protect your plants from slugs and snails.  PenstemonsGrow: ‘Raven’, ‘Garnet’, ‘Geoff Hamilton’ or ‘Flamingo’ Get growing Penstemons for a flourish of late summer flowers. Plant in groups of three or five for impact. Grow in moist, well drained soil in full sun and mulch annually.  Roses Try: Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ or Rosa ‘Charles de Mills’ Roses are some of the most beautiful garden plants and make lovely cut flowers. They come in a variety of forms, from patio roses to shrub roses, ramblers and climbers. Most roses need sun and heavy soils to thrive. Mulch your roses annually with organic matter for the best results and make sure to also prune to promote healthy growth and encourage flowering. You can plant bare-root roses from November to March. Are you a garden designer interested in bringing a Beautiful Border in 2023? Beautiful Borders are an annual visitor favourite at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair as they display a variety of excellent designs, space savvy ideas, planting combinations and creative features that can be packed into a small garden. At just a few square metres, creating a Beautiful Border is a fantastic way to showcase your skills to a large audience of keen gardeners, press and experts.This year, we invite you, garden designers and creators, to encapsulate the essence of your ideal garden escape, by designing a Beautiful Border at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair 2023. Your interpretation of the ‘My Garden Escape’ theme might be a quiet oasis or refuge, a place of mindfulness or an area shaped around it’s mental health benefits and sensory aspects. Or is your ‘Garden Escape’ a place for friends and family to gather, to grow edibles for your table, to let your hair down in, or a firework display of exuberance and colour? Perhaps your Garden escape reflects one of your hobbies or pastimes, or maybe it embodies your ultimate happy place. Find out more here. Calling all garden designers! Find out more about designing a Beautiful Border in 2023... FIND OUT MORE Looking for even more gardening inspiration? Take a look at our other blogs here... VISIT THE BLOG
Add the colour of 2023 to your garden
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Add the colour of 2023 to your garden - Viva Magenta! As we bloom into the year 2023 with new resolutions, we’re looking to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta, to inspire you to blossom in your gardens in 2023.Pantone has named its highly anticipated Colour of the Year for 2023. This is an annual trend forecast by the colour giant that determines which colour is set to appear all over our homes and gardens in the following year. Viva Magenta is a fabulous pop of colour to add to your border, windowsill or outdoor space, bringing a brave, joyous and vibrant splash of warmth to your garden.What’s more, this empowering colour appeared across many gardens at BBC Gardeners’ World Events in 2022, so we’ve got the perfect inspiration to help you pick out plants for your garden in 2023’s trendiest hue… EchinaeceasGrow ‘Satisfy’, ‘Delicious Candy’ or ‘Magnus’ for a pop of Viva Magenta. These flamboyant echinaceas featured on English Heritage’s Formal Bedding in a Dry Future Beautiful Border by Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair in 2022.Easy to grow, echinaceas are a striking plant to plot in any garden and will bring many buzzy visitors to your patch, including bees and other pollinators. Their seeds also offer something for the birds. Grow at the front of your border or in containers in full sun.  Sow in March or April, or plant in May and June for brilliant flowers all the way through to late summer in September. AstilbeTry growing: ‘Spotlight’ You may have spotted this pop of magenta on the Where the Wild Things Are Beautiful Border at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in 2022 by Zoe Cook, Trellis Designed Limited.Astilbe is a perennial with showy plumes of dramatic flowers atop fern-like foliage, perfect for a shady corner to add height and colour. These flowers will bring pollinators, especially hoverflies to your plot. Dianthus Grow ‘Sugar Plum’ or ‘Sweet William’ varieties for a warm pink pop of colour. Did you spot these in the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2022? A traditional cottage plant, dianthus come in all sorts of colours and fragrant scents. Plot these in your garden beds or at the front of sunny borders and in containers. What’s more, these flowers make great cuttings to bring indoors, so you’ll be able to bring Viva Magenta into your home space.Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and trim back in autumn to promote new growth. Bergamot monarda didyma At BBC Gardeners’ World Live, you may have seen these fiery pops of colour peeping out in Frances Tophill’s Show Garden. Why not try growing it at home?These plants are another popular plant for bees, with a long flowering season, an aromatic foliage.Grow plants in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch around the roots with garden compost annually, and divide congested clumps in spring. FoxglovesWhy not try: ‘Ruby Slippers’ Foxgloves come in a range of colours you can add to your garden. Featured in the photo are some foxgloves you may have come across at BBC Gardeners’ World Live on Alexandra Froggatt’s floral feature inspired by the Peaky Blinders to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BBC.Find out more about how to create your own foxglove haven at home from our previous blog here. LupinsGrow: ‘My Castle’  A cottage garden favourite, lupin offers both height and colour to your garden plot. Their flowers are loved by bumblebees and they make a fantastic cut flower to bring indoors.Plant in full sun and make sure to protect your plants from slugs and snails.  PenstemonsGrow: ‘Raven’, ‘Garnet’, ‘Geoff Hamilton’ or ‘Flamingo’ Get growing Penstemons for a flourish of late summer flowers. Plant in groups of three or five for impact. Grow in moist, well drained soil in full sun and mulch annually.  Roses Try: Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ or Rosa ‘Charles de Mills’ Roses are some of the most beautiful garden plants and make lovely cut flowers. They come in a variety of forms, from patio roses to shrub roses, ramblers and climbers. Most roses need sun and heavy soils to thrive. Mulch your roses annually with organic matter for the best results and make sure to also prune to promote healthy growth and encourage flowering. You can plant bare-root roses from November to March. Are you a garden designer interested in bringing a Beautiful Border in 2023? Beautiful Borders are an annual visitor favourite at BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair as they display a variety of excellent designs, space savvy ideas, planting combinations and creative features that can be packed into a small garden. At just a few square metres, creating a Beautiful Border is a fantastic way to showcase your skills to a large audience of keen gardeners, press and experts.This year, we invite you, garden designers and creators, to encapsulate the essence of your ideal garden escape, by designing a Beautiful Border at BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 2023. Your interpretation of the ‘My Garden Escape’ theme might be a quiet oasis or refuge, a place of mindfulness or an area shaped around it’s mental health benefits and sensory aspects. Or is your ‘Garden Escape’ a place for friends and family to gather, to grow edibles for your table, to let your hair down in, or a firework display of exuberance and colour? Perhaps your Garden escape reflects one of your hobbies or pastimes, or maybe it embodies your ultimate happy place. Find out more here. Calling all garden designers! Find out more about designing a Beautiful Border in 2023... FIND OUT MORE Looking for even more spring gardening inspiration? Delve through our 2022 gallery here... GALLERY
Add the colour of 2023 to your garden
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Add the colour of 2023 to your garden - Viva Magenta! As we bloom into the year 2023 with new resolutions, we’re looking to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta, to inspire you to blossom in your gardens in 2023.Pantone has named its highly anticipated Colour of the Year for 2023. This is an annual trend forecast by the colour giant that determines which colour is set to appear all over our homes and gardens in the following year. Viva Magenta is a fabulous pop of colour to add to your border, windowsill or outdoor space, bringing a brave, joyous and vibrant splash of warmth to your garden.What’s more, this empowering colour appeared across many gardens at BBC Gardeners’ World Events in 2022, so we’ve got the perfect inspiration to help you pick out plants for your garden in 2023’s trendiest hue… EchinaeceasGrow ‘Satisfy’, ‘Delicious Candy’ or ‘Magnus’ for a pop of Viva Magenta. These flamboyant echinaceas featured on English Heritage’s Formal Bedding in a Dry Future Beautiful Border by Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair in 2022.Easy to grow, echinaceas are a striking plant to plot in any garden and will bring many buzzy visitors to your patch, including bees and other pollinators. Their seeds also offer something for the birds. Grow at the front of your border or in containers in full sun.  Sow in March or April, or plant in May and June for brilliant flowers all the way through to late summer in September. AstilbeTry growing: ‘Spotlight’ You may have spotted this pop of magenta on the Where the Wild Things Are Beautiful Border at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in 2022 by Zoe Cook, Trellis Designed Limited.Astilbe is a perennial with showy plumes of dramatic flowers atop fern-like foliage, perfect for a shady corner to add height and colour. These flowers will bring pollinators, especially hoverflies to your plot. Dianthus Grow ‘Sugar Plum’ or ‘Sweet William’ varieties for a warm pink pop of colour. Did you spot these in the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2022? A traditional cottage plant, dianthus come in all sorts of colours and fragrant scents. Plot these in your garden beds or at the front of sunny borders and in containers. What’s more, these flowers make great cuttings to bring indoors, so you’ll be able to bring Viva Magenta into your home space.Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and trim back in autumn to promote new growth. Bergamot monarda didyma At BBC Gardeners’ World Live, you may have seen these fiery pops of colour peeping out in Frances Tophill’s Show Garden. Why not try growing it at home?These plants are another popular plant for bees, with a long flowering season, an aromatic foliage.Grow plants in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch around the roots with garden compost annually, and divide congested clumps in spring. FoxglovesWhy not try: ‘Ruby Slippers’ Foxgloves come in a range of colours you can add to your garden. Featured in the photo are some foxgloves you may have come across at BBC Gardeners’ World Live on Alexandra Froggatt’s floral feature inspired by the Peaky Blinders to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BBC.Find out more about how to create your own foxglove haven at home from our previous blog here. LupinsGrow: ‘My Castle’  A cottage garden favourite, lupin offers both height and colour to your garden plot. Their flowers are loved by bumblebees and they make a fantastic cut flower to bring indoors.Plant in full sun and make sure to protect your plants from slugs and snails.  PenstemonsGrow: ‘Raven’, ‘Garnet’, ‘Geoff Hamilton’ or ‘Flamingo’ Get growing Penstemons for a flourish of late summer flowers. Plant in groups of three or five for impact. Grow in moist, well drained soil in full sun and mulch annually.  Roses Try: Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ or Rosa ‘Charles de Mills’ Roses are some of the most beautiful garden plants and make lovely cut flowers. They come in a variety of forms, from patio roses to shrub roses, ramblers and climbers. Most roses need sun and heavy soils to thrive. Mulch your roses annually with organic matter for the best results and make sure to also prune to promote healthy growth and encourage flowering. You can plant bare-root roses from November to March. Are you a garden designer interested in bringing a Beautiful Border to BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023? The Beautiful Borders are an annual visitor favourite at BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the seasonal BBC Gardeners’ World Fairs, as they display a variety of excellent designs, space savvy ideas, planting combinations and creative features that can be packed into a small garden.If you’re a Garden Designer looking for a challenge in 2023, designing and building a Border could be just the ticket. At just a few square metres, a Beautiful Border is a unique way to showcase your skills to a large audience of keen gardeners, press and experts.This year, we invite you, garden designers and creators, to encapsulate the essence of ‘My Garden Escape’. Your interpretation of the theme might be a quiet oasis or refuge, a place of mindfulness or an area shaped around its mental health benefits and sensory aspects.Or is ‘My Garden Escape’ a place for friends and family to gather, to grow edibles for your table, to let your hair down in, or a firework display of exuberance and colour? Perhaps ‘My Garden Escape’ reflects one of your hobbies or pastimes, or maybe it embodies your ultimate happy place. As well as the prestigious Best Border and Best Interpretation of the Theme awards, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscribers have the chance to win the coveted Best Subscriber Border award.Find out more here.If you have any questions or queries about the application or Show Gardens in general, email Lucy. Calling all garden designers! Find out more about designing a Beautiful Border in 2023... FIND OUT MORE Do you know a Midlands school that’s got what it takes to enter our school wheelbarrow competition? Find out more
Gardening trends of 2023
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New year, new garden, new trends! We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends. To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, make sure to join us in 2023 at the Show. Find out more here. Gardening trends of 2023 Colour of the Year 2023Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta.’Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’ We’ve put together some garden inspiration from our Shows in 2022 here to inspire you to get planting.Discover a world of colour and scent in the stunning Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live,  bursting with award-winning nurseries and display. Sustainable gardeningWhilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener! From upcycling common items to make stylish features, to transforming pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe and tin cans into planters, grow bags, water features and wildlife habitats, the possibilities are endless. You’ll find plenty of inspiration in the Beautiful Borders, Show Gardens and in APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live for ideas to make your plot better for the environment. Can’t wait? Take a look at our previous blog on recycling and upcycling here. Grow your own foodLooking to go from soil to supper this year, but not sure where to start? Whether you’re stuck between carrots and cauliflower or spinach and strawberries, or you’re not sure which tools are right for the job, you’ll be able to get brilliant advice from the National Allotment Society at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.  Indoor gardeningFoliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors with simple succulents, mighty monsteras and cute cacti. Add a bit of greenery to your home, whatever the size.Don’t miss expert advice about all things house plants in the the House plant Hub, and make sure to explore the House plant Market at the Show for accessories, care products and much more to ensure happy, healthy plants.What’s more, at last year’s Show we caught up with expert Joe Bagley for his top tips. Read the blog here to find out more. Mindful gardeningGardening is calming for many of us and the theme for this year’s entries to Beautiful Borders highlights that. Inspired by the theme ‘My Garden Escape’, exciting garden design will inspire your next garden project and give you space savvy ideas.Take a look at our previous blog here for inspiration to create a calming garden space. Gardening on a budgetWith budgets tightening all over, don’t let it wilt your enthusiasm!  Discover different ways you can still let your garden bloom with advice from expert gardeners throughout the Show next summer- from experienced exhibitors to your favourite BBC Gardeners’ World presenters live on stage.What’s more, take a look at our blog here for some top tips for a budget friendly garden. Fermented foodsThere’s always plenty of plot to plate inspiration at our Shows. Why not try reaching delicious new heights using your home-grown produce and explore fermenting? No visit to our Shows would be complete without some delicious snacks and a tasty lunch! Visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show (included in your ticket to BBC Gardeners’ World Live) to discover the latest foodie trends.  Calling all garden designers! Find out more about designing a Beautiful Border in 2023... FIND OUT MORE Do you know a Midlands school that’s got what it takes to enter our school wheelbarrow competition? Find out more Related news Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Top tips on making a seasonal bouquet 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Welcome to the exhibitor community 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » T-bone steak with black pepper butter 12 Feb 2024 Read More » Cucumber Margarita 12 Feb 2024 Read More »