Grow your own peas for a tasty lasagne
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Grow your own peas and tuck into a delicious lasagne You’ll never go back to frozen peas! Try growing flavoursome home-grown peas to freshen up your recipes. Our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine are on hand with growing tips, and you won’t want to miss a delicious lasagne recipe for your peas from the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022. Peas are a a great staple to add to your vegetable plot. Used in a great many recipes, you’ll be able to elevate your cooking with peas that pack a punch in flavour. Read below for garden know-how from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. Plus, a broken lasagne recipe using courgette, peas and mint from the BBC Good Food Show Summer in 2022. /*! elementor - v3.21.0 - 08-05-2024 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Sowing peas Between March and early June you can sow peas in a sunny, well-drained spot. Use plenty of garden compost or well-rotted manure to improve the soil.Make a shallow trench using a hoe or spade, 22cm wide and 3cm deep. Sow the peas in two parallel lines, with seeds about 10cm apart.Next, cover the seeds with soil and water well. The seedlings should appear in one or two weeks. Planting out peas When planting out peas, put supports in place while they’re still young, for the pea shoots to wrap themselves aroungLarge twigs, known as pea sticks, can be used, or a row of netting. Harvesting and storage Harvest about three months after sowing. For the best flavour, pick and use straight away. You can keep peas for a week in the fridge, or if you have space, put in your freezer to keep for longer. /*! elementor - v3.21.0 - 08-05-2024 */ .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)} Broken lasagne with courgette, pea and mint This recipe is from the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022, as seen on the Italian Kitchen from Samuel Goldsmith, Food Copy Editor, BBC Good Food Magazine. Serves 4Ingredients240g dried lasagne sheets, broken into large pieces200g mangetout120g garden peas2 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp1 courgette, sliced in half lengthways and cut into 1cm half moons1/4 tsp chilli flakes1 lemon, zested and juiced50g parmesan, grated plus extra to serve15g butter10g fresh mint, roughly chopped MethodBoil a a large pan of salted water, add the broken lasagne sheets and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until al dente. Add the mangetout and peas for the lasting 2 minutes and drain. Keep around 200ml of the pasta water.Next, place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add 1 tsp of olive oil, the courgettes, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 8-10 minutes until golden and softened. Then, add chilli flakes and cook for 1 minute.In a large bowl, mix the lemon zest and juice, parmesan, butter and remaining olive oil. Season with black pepper. Add the pasta, mangetout, peas and courgettes to the bowl, with 100ml of the pasta water and toss. Add more pasta water if the mixture looks dry. The butter and parmesan should melt into a silky sauce, coating the pasta.Stir in the mint and then serve up in four bowls, with a sprinkle of parmesan.  Find out what's on at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2023 Find out more about the BBC Good Food Show Summer
Grow your own peas for a tasty lasagne
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Grow your own peas and tuck into a delicious lasagne You’ll never go back to frozen peas! Try growing flavoursome home-grown peas to freshen up your recipes. Our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine are on hand with growing tips, and you won’t want to miss a delicious lasagne recipe for your peas from the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022. Peas are a a great staple to add to your vegetable plot. Used in a great many recipes, you’ll be able to elevate your cooking with peas that pack a punch in flavour. Read below for garden know-how from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. Plus, a broken lasagne recipe using courgette, peas and mint from the BBC Good Food Show Summer in 2022. Sowing peas Between March and early June you can sow peas in a sunny, well-drained spot. Use plenty of garden compost or well-rotted manure to improve the soil.Make a shallow trench using a hoe or spade, 22cm wide and 3cm deep. Sow the peas in two parallel lines, with seeds about 10cm apart.Next, cover the seeds with soil and water well. The seedlings should appear in one or two weeks. Planting out peas When planting out peas, put supports in place while they’re still young, for the pea shoots to wrap themselves aroungLarge twigs, known as pea sticks, can be used, or a row of netting. Harvesting and storage Harvest about three months after sowing. For the best flavour, pick and use straight away. You can keep peas for a week in the fridge, or if you have space, put in your freezer to keep for longer. Broken lasagne with courgette, pea and mint This recipe is from the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022, as seen on the Italian Kitchen from Samuel Goldsmith, Food Copy Editor, BBC Good Food Magazine. Serves 4Ingredients240g dried lasagne sheets, broken into large pieces200g mangetout120g garden peas2 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp1 courgette, sliced in half lengthways and cut into 1cm half moons1/4 tsp chilli flakes1 lemon, zested and juiced50g parmesan, grated plus extra to serve15g butter10g fresh mint, roughly chopped MethodBoil a a large pan of salted water, add the broken lasagne sheets and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until al dente. Add the mangetout and peas for the lasting 2 minutes and drain. Keep around 200ml of the pasta water.Next, place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add 1 tsp of olive oil, the courgettes, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 8-10 minutes until golden and softened. Then, add chilli flakes and cook for 1 minute.In a large bowl, mix the lemon zest and juice, parmesan, butter and remaining olive oil. Season with black pepper. Add the pasta, mangetout, peas and courgettes to the bowl, with 100ml of the pasta water and toss. Add more pasta water if the mixture looks dry. The butter and parmesan should melt into a silky sauce, coating the pasta.Stir in the mint and then serve up in four bowls, with a sprinkle of parmesan.  Find out what's on at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2023 Find out more about the BBC Good Food Show Summer
Grow your own peas for a tasty lasagne
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Grow your own peas and tuck into a delicious lasagne You’ll never go back to frozen peas! Try growing flavoursome home-grown peas to freshen up your recipes. Our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine are on hand with growing tips, and you won’t want to miss a delicious lasagne recipe for your peas from the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022. Peas are a a great staple to add to your vegetable plot. Used in a great many recipes, you’ll be able to elevate your cooking with peas that pack a punch in flavour. Read below for garden know-how from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. Plus, a broken lasagne recipe using courgette, peas and mint from the BBC Good Food Show Summer in 2022. Sowing peas Between March and early June you can sow peas in a sunny, well-drained spot. Use plenty of garden compost or well-rotted manure to improve the soil.Make a shallow trench using a hoe or spade, 22cm wide and 3cm deep. Sow the peas in two parallel lines, with seeds about 10cm apart.Next, cover the seeds with soil and water well. The seedlings should appear in one or two weeks. Planting out peas When planting out peas, put supports in place while they’re still young, for the pea shoots to wrap themselves aroungLarge twigs, known as pea sticks, can be used, or a row of netting. Harvesting and storage Harvest about three months after sowing. For the best flavour, pick and use straight away. You can keep peas for a week in the fridge, or if you have space, put in your freezer to keep for longer. Broken lasagne with courgette, pea and mint This recipe is from the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022, as seen on the Italian Kitchen from Samuel Goldsmith, Food Copy Editor, BBC Good Food Magazine. Serves 4Ingredients240g dried lasagne sheets, broken into large pieces200g mangetout120g garden peas2 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp1 courgette, sliced in half lengthways and cut into 1cm half moons1/4 tsp chilli flakes1 lemon, zested and juiced50g parmesan, grated plus extra to serve15g butter10g fresh mint, roughly chopped MethodBoil a a large pan of salted water, add the broken lasagne sheets and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until al dente. Add the mangetout and peas for the lasting 2 minutes and drain. Keep around 200ml of the pasta water.Next, place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add 1 tsp of olive oil, the courgettes, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 8-10 minutes until golden and softened. Then, add chilli flakes and cook for 1 minute.In a large bowl, mix the lemon zest and juice, parmesan, butter and remaining olive oil. Season with black pepper. Add the pasta, mangetout, peas and courgettes to the bowl, with 100ml of the pasta water and toss. Add more pasta water if the mixture looks dry. The butter and parmesan should melt into a silky sauce, coating the pasta.Stir in the mint and then serve up in four bowls, with a sprinkle of parmesan.  Find out what's on at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2023 Find out more about the BBC Good Food Show Summer
An interview with designer Paul Stone
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An interview with Paul Stone We caught up with Paul Stone, designer of the headline ‘A Garden Fit for a King’ Show Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023 and The Theatre of Greens at BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 2023.Paul Stone is an award-winning garden designer based in Cornwall where he helped create the acclaimed Eden Project gardens. Paul has won awards at Chelsea and Hampton Court, and three Platinum Awards and Best in Show at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, including for The Nostalgia Garden, which celebrated BBC Gardeners’ World’s 50th Anniversary in 2017. Paul has designed the headline Show Garden for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023, A Garden Fit for a King, which marks the Coronation of HM The King Charles III. The Show Garden is inspired by the gardens and Arboretum at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, and celebrates His Majesty’s passion for gardening and the environment.Paul Stone’s A Garden Fit for a King will be at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the Birmingham NEC from 15th-18th June 2023. Paul is also designing the Theatre of Greens at the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 2023. /*! elementor - v3.21.0 - 08-05-2024 */ .elementor-widget-video .elementor-widget-container{overflow:hidden;transform:translateZ(0)}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper{aspect-ratio:var(--video-aspect-ratio)}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper iframe,.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper video{height:100%;width:100%;display:flex;border:none;background-color:#000}@supports not (aspect-ratio:1/1){.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper{position:relative;overflow:hidden;height:0;padding-bottom:calc(100% / var(--video-aspect-ratio))}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper iframe,.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper video{position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0}}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-open-inline .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay{position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;background-size:cover;background-position:50%}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay{cursor:pointer;text-align:center}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay:hover .elementor-custom-embed-play i{opacity:1}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay img{display:block;width:100%;aspect-ratio:var(--video-aspect-ratio);-o-object-fit:cover;object-fit:cover;-o-object-position:center center;object-position:center center}@supports not (aspect-ratio:1/1){.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay{position:relative;overflow:hidden;height:0;padding-bottom:calc(100% / var(--video-aspect-ratio))}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay img{position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0}}.elementor-widget-video .e-hosted-video .elementor-video{-o-object-fit:cover;object-fit:cover}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-video,.e-con>.elementor-widget-video{width:var(--container-widget-width);--flex-grow:var(--container-widget-flex-grow)} Play Video A Garden FIT FOR A KING The Theatre of greens The Interview Paul, this is no ordinary show garden you’re creating! Is this the most significant/ambitious design you’ve ever worked on and what can you tell us about it? At 15m x 15m, A Garden Fit for a King will larger than most Chelsea Main Avenue Show Gardens. However, this Show Garden’s ethos seeks to be all about plants and people living simply and harmoniously, side by side. As a result of this theme, the content is deliberately simplistic and designed to leave a low carbon footprint in its creation at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023. The display is inspired by Highgrove’s gardening ambitions and projects but does not set out to copy any feature in the gardens there. Instead, I have mixed Highgrove elements into one scene that tells the story of an approach to gardening and living that is all about investment in the environment, the love of plants, and the resulting benefits to us all at so many levels. HRH The King is well-known for being a keen, hands-on gardener at Highgrove and a knowledgeable plantsman. To what extent has he been involved in or has inspired the Show Garden’s design and how will his ethos for organic, sustainable gardening be reflected? I’ve met the then Prince Charles on a number of occasions and his commitment and love of gardening is without question. I felt the biggest tribute I could give in celebration of his Coronation would be to concentrate and credit his specific contribution to his renovation of the Highgrove Gardens and the resulting impact on the gardening community. Back in 1980, the then Prince Charles voiced and demonstrated his passion for naturalist and environmentally-friendly gardening. Also, for using the land to the benefit of people, wildlife and plants at a time when sustainability was not on the agenda for most agricultural and horticultural projects and activities. He received a lot of criticism from many quarters with vested interests in land management. There was also an attempt to ridicule his open avocation that it was all round a good thing to talk to flowers, to hug and shake hands with a tree, and whisper good luck to a tree when you planted it. Any true gardener will recognize this connection with people and plants. History has shown that by standing up and speaking honestly about such things, HRH The King has made a brave and big contribution to education and public perception of how an individual has responsibility to themselves and the world around them. The standout feature of A Garden Fit for a King will be that everything in it has a connected purpose and design. Habitats for sun and shade, dry and damp, trees and wildflowers, all combining for a setting that is good for the soul but also for the living things that support and are supported within. I have heard HRH The King say that a very important thing about Highgrove, about what he does there and what I believe him to be recommending to us all – is to trust in Nature. It’s important to me that A Garden Fit for a King delivers this message. Woodland is another of The King’s passions and Highgrove’s own Arboretum is a haven for biodiversity. Can we expect to see trees feature prominently in your Show Garden? The Woodland ecosystem is another of the King’s passions. A Garden Fit for a King gives a nod to that with a range of classic native woodland trees on display including Cherry and Beech but is also inspired by the Highgrove Arboretum collection. It is a feature of the Highgrove Garden planting style that there is attention to detail with added value for ornamental interest and effect. At Highgrove, the Arboretum contains many non-native species and in our display, Magnolia and Japanese Maple are typical of what you will see at Highgrove, mixed into the planting matrix. My resource of trees is from Hillier specialist tree nursery and I assure some fine specimens will be on display in this garden! The Wildflower Meadow at Highgrove was created by HRH The King Charles III in 2012 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of HM The Queen’s Coronation. It features more than 70 plant varieties and we understand that some of those same plants will feature in A Garden Fit for a King. Can you tell us more?  The award winning wildflower meadows at Highgrove commemorating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary are recognised in our display. They are of course a fundamental element of sustainable, environmentally-friendly gardening. A Garden Fit for A King will have a carpet of annual and perennial wildflowers and grasses in profusion. Beneath the trees in dry shady areas, Campanula, Digitalis, Geranium and Lamium are included. In open sunny spots, Achillea, Knautia, and Hawkweed will be amongst the perennials. Most of these plants will come from British Wildflower Plants Ltd of Norfolk. The annuals Cornflower, Echium, Corn Marigold, Ox eye Daisy will be amongst many old favourites on display. The annuals are being grown in 500 trays and will be delivered to the NEC by specialist nursery Kernock Plants Ltd in Cornwall and delivered by articulated lorry one week before the show opens on 15th June. It’s all about pollination, bees, insects and regeneration of the land. Requiring no chemicals, fertilizer or insecticides, the land is enriched with its own cycle and enhanced by sympathetic maintenance that mostly involves cutting down vegetation once or twice a year and removing the arisings to maintain low soil fertility. Around the boggy Reed bed Withy, more specialist wildflowers like Hemp Agrimony and the reed Phragmites will appear in the function of sewage water filtration treatment, turning ammonia to nitrates just like at Highgrove. Centrally there is a winding grass lawn pathway and open space but this will also include species of wildflower that don’t mind being mown regularly like vetch, yarrow and Daisy. Made in Birmingham Garden designed by Paul Stone at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 HRH has been a vocal critic of modern architecture. Can you tell us why it was important to you to include a Bothy in your design? Just as in gardening, HRH The King has had his well-publicised views on architecture under scrutiny in the past. His spiritual crusade against huge blank impersonal buildings – “monstrous carbuncles”- has been another part of his contribution to public perception. In A Garden Fit for a King, I have included a simple traditional Bothy building within the landscape. This lovely garden feature is greatly inspired by the manufacturers’ website which states: “Designers and builders of special spaces for special places. A harmonious fusion between landscape and architecture drives our antecedent heritage style, whilst being super kind to the environment.” The Bothy is made entirely from natural stone and timber. Visitors will be able to go inside and see its fully-furnished bedroom, kitchen and lounge. This garden building is unique in that it is available to the public in pre-built kit form. It will be delivered to the show ready-made and craned into position! No on-site building, no waste and everything removed back to the showroom at the end of BBC Gardeners’ World Live. We hope it meets with HRH’s approval! The Archers inspired floral feature by Paul Stone at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2022 Paul, you are well-known for your inclusive approach when building gardens, often involving others from the gardening community. Are any particularly groups or organisations involved in the creation of this special Coronation garden? Alongside my specialist team, I am hoping that I will meet up again with some old friends and collaborators who have assisted me in the past and achieved great work and high award Show Gardens. Wildflower expert Paul Pulford from the charity Providence Road Homeless Association will be in charge of that part of the project. Paul has worked with me at two Chelsea Flower Shows and in 2016 at BBC Gardeners’ World Live when we planted a meadow in front of a narrow boat canal scene. He and I were both involved in the creation of the roof garden on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank London where today he continues to help other excluded people get benefit from gardening and horticulture with his London-based Grounded Ecotherapy gardening team. Also Liz Brace from Knowle who has assisted me on two gardens with help from her Flowers from the Farm connections. I am also hoping that the Solihull Mind gardening team that worked on my 2018 Show Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live will join the planting team this time round. BBC Gardeners’ World Live is special at enabling me to give opportunity to individuals who really get inspiration and personal wellbeing from contributing to the creation of such a project. What practical ideas or elements can visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Live take home after visiting A Garden Fit for a King and replicate easily in their own gardens? Just as I find car maintenance unfathomable, I appreciate that gardening is a big challenge in its complexity. I am looking to inspire just by using beautiful plants in great combination. I want people to challenge what a ‘weed’ actually is and consider that any plant large or small can be an important contributor to an ecosystem. I would like people to experiment with wildflowers which are easy to establish and then learn how to maintain long term which is trickier. My suppliers, British Wild Flower Plants, Kernock Plants, Pictorial Meadows Ltd and Hillier Nurseries will be able to help on that. I would like people to consider that perfect mown grass lawns are not a great idea in these changing times and that there is an opportunity to contribute to the environment in most outdoor spaces – with a bottom line motto and belief – to trust in Nature – and invest in it. Some lucky people may wish to own the beautiful Bothy and the supplier, Bonnie Boltholes Ltd, would be delighted to help with that. Seeing plants working to a clear purpose like the reed bed filtration system may also inspire some and we will have a composting system on display. I hope that the combination of all the aspects and contents of the Show Garden will promote the idea of gardening without artificial, manmade products and will promote organic, sustainable research and practice. Make sure to see Paul Stone’s headline ‘A Garden Fit for a King’ at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, from 15-18 June at the NEC, Birmingham, and his ‘Theatre of Greens’ at BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair from 28-30 April at Beaulieu, Hampshire.Find out more about Paul Stone here. Read more about A Garden Fit for a King FIND OUT MORE Discover The Theatre of Greens Find out more
An interview with designer Paul Stone
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An interview with Paul Stone We caught up with Paul Stone, designer of the headline ‘A Garden Fit for a King’ Show Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023 and The Theatre of Greens at BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 2023.Paul Stone is an award-winning garden designer based in Cornwall where he helped create the acclaimed Eden Project gardens. Paul has won awards at Chelsea and Hampton Court, and three Platinum Awards and Best in Show at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, including for The Nostalgia Garden, which celebrated BBC Gardeners’ World’s 50th Anniversary in 2017. Paul has designed the headline Show Garden for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023, A Garden Fit for a King, which marks the Coronation of HM The King Charles III. The Show Garden is inspired by the gardens and Arboretum at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, and celebrates His Majesty’s passion for gardening and the environment.Paul Stone’s A Garden Fit for a King will be at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the Birmingham NEC from 15th-18th June 2023. Paul is also designing the Theatre of Greens at the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 2023. Play Video A Garden FIT FOR A KING The Theatre of greens The Interview Paul, this is no ordinary show garden you’re creating! Is this the most significant/ambitious design you’ve ever worked on and what can you tell us about it? At 15m x 15m, A Garden Fit for a King will larger than most Chelsea Main Avenue Show Gardens. However, this Show Garden’s ethos seeks to be all about plants and people living simply and harmoniously, side by side. As a result of this theme, the content is deliberately simplistic and designed to leave a low carbon footprint in its creation at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023. The display is inspired by Highgrove’s gardening ambitions and projects but does not set out to copy any feature in the gardens there. Instead, I have mixed Highgrove elements into one scene that tells the story of an approach to gardening and living that is all about investment in the environment, the love of plants, and the resulting benefits to us all at so many levels. HRH The King is well-known for being a keen, hands-on gardener at Highgrove and a knowledgeable plantsman. To what extent has he been involved in or has inspired the Show Garden’s design and how will his ethos for organic, sustainable gardening be reflected? I’ve met the then Prince Charles on a number of occasions and his commitment and love of gardening is without question. I felt the biggest tribute I could give in celebration of his Coronation would be to concentrate and credit his specific contribution to his renovation of the Highgrove Gardens and the resulting impact on the gardening community. Back in 1980, the then Prince Charles voiced and demonstrated his passion for naturalist and environmentally-friendly gardening. Also, for using the land to the benefit of people, wildlife and plants at a time when sustainability was not on the agenda for most agricultural and horticultural projects and activities. He received a lot of criticism from many quarters with vested interests in land management. There was also an attempt to ridicule his open avocation that it was all round a good thing to talk to flowers, to hug and shake hands with a tree, and whisper good luck to a tree when you planted it. Any true gardener will recognize this connection with people and plants. History has shown that by standing up and speaking honestly about such things, HRH The King has made a brave and big contribution to education and public perception of how an individual has responsibility to themselves and the world around them. The standout feature of A Garden Fit for a King will be that everything in it has a connected purpose and design. Habitats for sun and shade, dry and damp, trees and wildflowers, all combining for a setting that is good for the soul but also for the living things that support and are supported within. I have heard HRH The King say that a very important thing about Highgrove, about what he does there and what I believe him to be recommending to us all – is to trust in Nature. It’s important to me that A Garden Fit for a King delivers this message. Woodland is another of The King’s passions and Highgrove’s own Arboretum is a haven for biodiversity. Can we expect to see trees feature prominently in your Show Garden? The Woodland ecosystem is another of the King’s passions. A Garden Fit for a King gives a nod to that with a range of classic native woodland trees on display including Cherry and Beech but is also inspired by the Highgrove Arboretum collection. It is a feature of the Highgrove Garden planting style that there is attention to detail with added value for ornamental interest and effect. At Highgrove, the Arboretum contains many non-native species and in our display, Magnolia and Japanese Maple are typical of what you will see at Highgrove, mixed into the planting matrix. My resource of trees is from Hillier specialist tree nursery and I assure some fine specimens will be on display in this garden! The Wildflower Meadow at Highgrove was created by HRH The King Charles III in 2012 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of HM The Queen’s Coronation. It features more than 70 plant varieties and we understand that some of those same plants will feature in A Garden Fit for a King. Can you tell us more?  The award winning wildflower meadows at Highgrove commemorating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary are recognised in our display. They are of course a fundamental element of sustainable, environmentally-friendly gardening. A Garden Fit for A King will have a carpet of annual and perennial wildflowers and grasses in profusion. Beneath the trees in dry shady areas, Campanula, Digitalis, Geranium and Lamium are included. In open sunny spots, Achillea, Knautia, and Hawkweed will be amongst the perennials. Most of these plants will come from British Wildflower Plants Ltd of Norfolk. The annuals Cornflower, Echium, Corn Marigold, Ox eye Daisy will be amongst many old favourites on display. The annuals are being grown in 500 trays and will be delivered to the NEC by specialist nursery Kernock Plants Ltd in Cornwall and delivered by articulated lorry one week before the show opens on 15th June. It’s all about pollination, bees, insects and regeneration of the land. Requiring no chemicals, fertilizer or insecticides, the land is enriched with its own cycle and enhanced by sympathetic maintenance that mostly involves cutting down vegetation once or twice a year and removing the arisings to maintain low soil fertility. Around the boggy Reed bed Withy, more specialist wildflowers like Hemp Agrimony and the reed Phragmites will appear in the function of sewage water filtration treatment, turning ammonia to nitrates just like at Highgrove. Centrally there is a winding grass lawn pathway and open space but this will also include species of wildflower that don’t mind being mown regularly like vetch, yarrow and Daisy. Made in Birmingham Garden designed by Paul Stone at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 HRH has been a vocal critic of modern architecture. Can you tell us why it was important to you to include a Bothy in your design? Just as in gardening, HRH The King has had his well-publicised views on architecture under scrutiny in the past. His spiritual crusade against huge blank impersonal buildings – “monstrous carbuncles”- has been another part of his contribution to public perception. In A Garden Fit for a King, I have included a simple traditional Bothy building within the landscape. This lovely garden feature is greatly inspired by the manufacturers’ website which states: “Designers and builders of special spaces for special places. A harmonious fusion between landscape and architecture drives our antecedent heritage style, whilst being super kind to the environment.” The Bothy is made entirely from natural stone and timber. Visitors will be able to go inside and see its fully-furnished bedroom, kitchen and lounge. This garden building is unique in that it is available to the public in pre-built kit form. It will be delivered to the show ready-made and craned into position! No on-site building, no waste and everything removed back to the showroom at the end of BBC Gardeners’ World Live. We hope it meets with HRH’s approval! The Archers inspired floral feature by Paul Stone at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2022 Paul, you are well-known for your inclusive approach when building gardens, often involving others from the gardening community. Are any particularly groups or organisations involved in the creation of this special Coronation garden? Alongside my specialist team, I am hoping that I will meet up again with some old friends and collaborators who have assisted me in the past and achieved great work and high award Show Gardens. Wildflower expert Paul Pulford from the charity Providence Road Homeless Association will be in charge of that part of the project. Paul has worked with me at two Chelsea Flower Shows and in 2016 at BBC Gardeners’ World Live when we planted a meadow in front of a narrow boat canal scene. He and I were both involved in the creation of the roof garden on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank London where today he continues to help other excluded people get benefit from gardening and horticulture with his London-based Grounded Ecotherapy gardening team. Also Liz Brace from Knowle who has assisted me on two gardens with help from her Flowers from the Farm connections. I am also hoping that the Solihull Mind gardening team that worked on my 2018 Show Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live will join the planting team this time round. BBC Gardeners’ World Live is special at enabling me to give opportunity to individuals who really get inspiration and personal wellbeing from contributing to the creation of such a project. What practical ideas or elements can visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Live take home after visiting A Garden Fit for a King and replicate easily in their own gardens? Just as I find car maintenance unfathomable, I appreciate that gardening is a big challenge in its complexity. I am looking to inspire just by using beautiful plants in great combination. I want people to challenge what a ‘weed’ actually is and consider that any plant large or small can be an important contributor to an ecosystem. I would like people to experiment with wildflowers which are easy to establish and then learn how to maintain long term which is trickier. My suppliers, British Wild Flower Plants, Kernock Plants, Pictorial Meadows Ltd and Hillier Nurseries will be able to help on that. I would like people to consider that perfect mown grass lawns are not a great idea in these changing times and that there is an opportunity to contribute to the environment in most outdoor spaces – with a bottom line motto and belief – to trust in Nature – and invest in it. Some lucky people may wish to own the beautiful Bothy and the supplier, Bonnie Boltholes Ltd, would be delighted to help with that. Seeing plants working to a clear purpose like the reed bed filtration system may also inspire some and we will have a composting system on display. I hope that the combination of all the aspects and contents of the Show Garden will promote the idea of gardening without artificial, manmade products and will promote organic, sustainable research and practice. Make sure to see Paul Stone’s headline ‘A Garden Fit for a King’ at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, from 15-18 June at the NEC, Birmingham, and his ‘Theatre of Greens’ at BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair from 28-30 April at Beaulieu, Hampshire.Find out more about Paul Stone here. Read more about A Garden Fit for a King FIND OUT MORE Discover The Theatre of Greens Find out more
An interview with garden designer, Paul ...
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An interview with Paul Stone We caught up with Paul Stone, designer of the headline ‘A Garden Fit for a King’ Show Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023.Paul Stone is an award-winning garden designer based in Cornwall where he helped create the acclaimed Eden Project gardens. Paul has won awards at Chelsea and Hampton Court, and three Platinum Awards and Best in Show at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, including for The Nostalgia Garden, which celebrated BBC Gardeners’ World’s 50th Anniversary in 2017. Paul has designed the headline Show Garden for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023, A Garden Fit for a King, which marks the Coronation of HM The King Charles III. The Show Garden is inspired by the gardens and Arboretum at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, and celebrates His Majesty’s passion for gardening and the environment.Paul Stone’s A Garden Fit for a King will be at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the Birmingham NEC from 15th-18th June 2023. Play Video A Garden FIT FOR A KING BOOK TICKETS TO THE SHOW The Interview Paul, this is no ordinary show garden you’re creating! Is this the most significant/ambitious design you’ve ever worked on and what can you tell us about it? At 15m x 15m, A Garden Fit for a King will larger than most Chelsea Main Avenue Show Gardens. However, this Show Garden’s ethos seeks to be all about plants and people living simply and harmoniously, side by side. As a result of this theme, the content is deliberately simplistic and designed to leave a low carbon footprint in its creation at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2023. The display is inspired by Highgrove’s gardening ambitions and projects but does not set out to copy any feature in the gardens there. Instead, I have mixed Highgrove elements into one scene that tells the story of an approach to gardening and living that is all about investment in the environment, the love of plants, and the resulting benefits to us all at so many levels. HRH The King is well-known for being a keen, hands-on gardener at Highgrove and a knowledgeable plantsman. To what extent has he been involved in or has inspired the Show Garden’s design and how will his ethos for organic, sustainable gardening be reflected? I’ve met the then Prince Charles on a number of occasions and his commitment and love of gardening is without question. I felt the biggest tribute I could give in celebration of his Coronation would be to concentrate and credit his specific contribution to his renovation of the Highgrove Gardens and the resulting impact on the gardening community. Back in 1980, the then Prince Charles voiced and demonstrated his passion for naturalist and environmentally-friendly gardening. Also, for using the land to the benefit of people, wildlife and plants at a time when sustainability was not on the agenda for most agricultural and horticultural projects and activities. He received a lot of criticism from many quarters with vested interests in land management. There was also an attempt to ridicule his open avocation that it was all round a good thing to talk to flowers, to hug and shake hands with a tree, and whisper good luck to a tree when you planted it. Any true gardener will recognize this connection with people and plants. History has shown that by standing up and speaking honestly about such things, HRH The King has made a brave and big contribution to education and public perception of how an individual has responsibility to themselves and the world around them. The standout feature of A Garden Fit for a King will be that everything in it has a connected purpose and design. Habitats for sun and shade, dry and damp, trees and wildflowers, all combining for a setting that is good for the soul but also for the living things that support and are supported within. I have heard HRH The King say that a very important thing about Highgrove, about what he does there and what I believe him to be recommending to us all – is to trust in Nature. It’s important to me that A Garden Fit for a King delivers this message. Woodland is another of The King’s passions and Highgrove’s own Arboretum is a haven for biodiversity. Can we expect to see trees feature prominently in your Show Garden? The Woodland ecosystem is another of the King’s passions. A Garden Fit for a King gives a nod to that with a range of classic native woodland trees on display including Cherry and Beech but is also inspired by the Highgrove Arboretum collection. It is a feature of the Highgrove Garden planting style that there is attention to detail with added value for ornamental interest and effect. At Highgrove, the Arboretum contains many non-native species and in our display, Magnolia and Japanese Maple are typical of what you will see at Highgrove, mixed into the planting matrix. My resource of trees is from Hillier specialist tree nursery and I assure some fine specimens will be on display in this garden! The Wildflower Meadow at Highgrove was created by HRH The King Charles III in 2012 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of HM The Queen’s Coronation. It features more than 70 plant varieties and we understand that some of those same plants will feature in A Garden Fit for a King. Can you tell us more?  The award winning wildflower meadows at Highgrove commemorating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary are recognised in our display. They are of course a fundamental element of sustainable, environmentally-friendly gardening. A Garden Fit for A King will have a carpet of annual and perennial wildflowers and grasses in profusion. Beneath the trees in dry shady areas, Campanula, Digitalis, Geranium and Lamium are included. In open sunny spots, Achillea, Knautia, and Hawkweed will be amongst the perennials. Most of these plants will come from British Wildflower Plants Ltd of Norfolk. The annuals Cornflower, Echium, Corn Marigold, Ox eye Daisy will be amongst many old favourites on display. The annuals are being grown in 500 trays and will be delivered to the NEC by specialist nursery Kernock Plants Ltd in Cornwall and delivered by articulated lorry one week before the show opens on 15th June. It’s all about pollination, bees, insects and regeneration of the land. Requiring no chemicals, fertilizer or insecticides, the land is enriched with its own cycle and enhanced by sympathetic maintenance that mostly involves cutting down vegetation once or twice a year and removing the arisings to maintain low soil fertility. Around the boggy Reed bed Withy, more specialist wildflowers like Hemp Agrimony and the reed Phragmites will appear in the function of sewage water filtration treatment, turning ammonia to nitrates just like at Highgrove. Centrally there is a winding grass lawn pathway and open space but this will also include species of wildflower that don’t mind being mown regularly like vetch, yarrow and Daisy. Made in Birmingham Garden designed by Paul Stone at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 HRH has been a vocal critic of modern architecture. Can you tell us why it was important to you to include a Bothy in your design? Just as in gardening, HRH The King has had his well-publicised views on architecture under scrutiny in the past. His spiritual crusade against huge blank impersonal buildings – “monstrous carbuncles”- has been another part of his contribution to public perception. In A Garden Fit for a King, I have included a simple traditional Bothy building within the landscape. This lovely garden feature is greatly inspired by the manufacturers’ website which states: “Designers and builders of special spaces for special places. A harmonious fusion between landscape and architecture drives our antecedent heritage style, whilst being super kind to the environment.” The Bothy is made entirely from natural stone and timber. Visitors will be able to go inside and see its fully-furnished bedroom, kitchen and lounge. This garden building is unique in that it is available to the public in pre-built kit form. It will be delivered to the show ready-made and craned into position! No on-site building, no waste and everything removed back to the showroom at the end of BBC Gardeners’ World Live. We hope it meets with HRH’s approval! The Archers inspired floral feature by Paul Stone at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2022 Paul, you are well-known for your inclusive approach when building gardens, often involving others from the gardening community. Are any particularly groups or organisations involved in the creation of this special Coronation garden? Alongside my specialist team, I am hoping that I will meet up again with some old friends and collaborators who have assisted me in the past and achieved great work and high award Show Gardens. Wildflower expert Paul Pulford from the charity Providence Road Homeless Association will be in charge of that part of the project. Paul has worked with me at two Chelsea Flower Shows and in 2016 at BBC Gardeners’ World Live when we planted a meadow in front of a narrow boat canal scene. He and I were both involved in the creation of the roof garden on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank London where today he continues to help other excluded people get benefit from gardening and horticulture with his London-based Grounded Ecotherapy gardening team. Also Liz Brace from Knowle who has assisted me on two gardens with help from her Flowers from the Farm connections. I am also hoping that the Solihull Mind gardening team that worked on my 2018 Show Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live will join the planting team this time round. BBC Gardeners’ World Live is special at enabling me to give opportunity to individuals who really get inspiration and personal wellbeing from contributing to the creation of such a project. What practical ideas or elements can visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Live take home after visiting A Garden Fit for a King and replicate easily in their own gardens? Just as I find car maintenance unfathomable, I appreciate that gardening is a big challenge in its complexity. I am looking to inspire just by using beautiful plants in great combination. I want people to challenge what a ‘weed’ actually is and consider that any plant large or small can be an important contributor to an ecosystem. I would like people to experiment with wildflowers which are easy to establish and then learn how to maintain long term which is trickier. My suppliers, British Wild Flower Plants, Kernock Plants, Pictorial Meadows Ltd and Hillier Nurseries will be able to help on that. I would like people to consider that perfect mown grass lawns are not a great idea in these changing times and that there is an opportunity to contribute to the environment in most outdoor spaces – with a bottom line motto and belief – to trust in Nature – and invest in it. Some lucky people may wish to own the beautiful Bothy and the supplier, Bonnie Boltholes Ltd, would be delighted to help with that. Seeing plants working to a clear purpose like the reed bed filtration system may also inspire some and we will have a composting system on display. I hope that the combination of all the aspects and contents of the Show Garden will promote the idea of gardening without artificial, manmade products and will promote organic, sustainable research and practice. Make sure to see Paul Stone’s headline ‘A Garden Fit for a King’ at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, from 15-18 June at the NEC, Birmingham.Find out more about Paul Stone here. Read more about A Garden Fit for a King FIND OUT MORE Discover more garden inspiration Find out more
Treat her this Mother’s Day
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Treat someone special this Mother’s Day If you’re looking for a gift for Sunday 19 March, we’ve cultivated a full list of treats to suit every style and budget. From smaller gardening accessories to big ticket items to make a statement, you’ll find have plenty to choose from.  This wish-list of gifts are all available online, from exhibitors you’ll be able to meet and buy from, across the BBC Gardeners’ World 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 (Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June); the boutique BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair (Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April), and the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair (Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1-3 September) which day out will you choose this year? Spring fair AUTUMN FAIR BBC GARDENERS' woRLD LIVE Leon Boots Co – Ultra Light Ankle Boots£39.99ULTRALIGHT ladies’ ankle boots – not just great for working out in the garden or walking dogs across the moors, these unique boots also make great everyday footwear, come rain or shine.With 6 lovely colours to choose from, you’ll find a style to suit. Stand G60: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Ecosure – Extra Large Classic Planter in Millstone£153Help her showcase this year’s blooms with a large planter that’s rotationally molded to ensure it’s strong, durable and can tolerate all weather conditions. A great choice for anyone who has a love for bare root plants such as fruit trees, roses and shrubs. Stand G140: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStand E282: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Traditional Garden Growers – Natural Wool Pellets£9.99Improve 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 deterrent.  Stand G130: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW QWiCKHOSE – Starter Set£39.99The unique wing-lock hose connector that won’t pop off! The Qwickhose Starter Set makes a fantastic gift for the enthusiastic gardener, with no breakable teeth making for an easy connection – simply push your hose on to the inner-tube, clamp the wings shut and secure with the nut. This starter set includes two award-winning, wing-lock connectors, one standard and one No-Flow, tap connector, nozzle spray end and a space saving wall mount to keep your accessories neat and tidy. Stand G98: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Arthur & Luna – Plantable Cards£2.50Show her how you feel with a card that’s both pretty and practical. Each card is embedded with up to 24 types of wildflower seeds and is made from post consumer cotton waste, meaning no trees are harmed in production. Simply tear, soak, plant and grow! For each order placed, Arthur & Luna also plant a tree on your behalf. Stand G112: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Acre Holt – Garden Wrap£260-275Made from thorn-proof tweed and leather, this wrap-around garden belt has pockets for string, seeds and secateurs, and even D-rings to hang your tools from. Totally unique, comfortable, made in Somerset and designed to last a lifetime. Personalise it with an initialled leather tag to order. Stand G12: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Lincolnshire Pond Plants – Damsel & Dragonfly pack£12.99Make any pond an even more enticing environment for damsel and dragonflies with pond emergent plants, including blue flag irises and water plantain. For those who prefer amphibians, there’s also a Frog & Newt seed pack! Stand FM28: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Hortiwool£39.99Hortiwool’s 100% compostable all-season, multi-use garden pads have many benefits around the garden, thanks to the natural properties of wool. Use them to line pots, planters, or hanging baskets for extra hydration, deter slugs, to add nutrition to soil, protect from frost and much more. Stand G172: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Hardy’s Plants – Paeonia lactiflora ‘Mothers Choice’£24‘Mother’s Choice’ Peony has stunning double cream blooms with a sensational pink flush and it exudes a delightful perfume. Superb for a cutting garden or for your flower beds and borders. Stand F13: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStand FM12: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Rum & Reggae – Serious Honey Rum£29.95Let the wonders of British wildlife enter your drinks trolley as well as your garden. A smooth Caribbean rum infused with warming kitchen spices and a drizzle of premium woodland honey produced by rescued bees in the Exe Valley. Delicious over ice or with fresh apple juice and lemonade, best enjoyed outdoors with friends. Stand GF64: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW SeeHow£47.99Inside SeeHow you will find 140 beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of popular garden plants showing month-by-month how they grow and flower over the whole calendar-year. Play with flower choices and create a garden full of year-round colour.. Stand G16: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW The Seaside Jungle Co. – Air Plant Jellyfish£12-20A variety of Air Plants suspended from Urchin shells by a cotton thread. Air Plants love light spots without direct sun, an require a bathe in water once every two weeks. Available in three sizes, Medium £12 , Large £15 and Extra Large £20. Stand F31: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Olive & Olive – Large Adeline Galvanised Garden Tray£40Galvanised metal trays with contrasting metal handles with a gold finish. Versatile use both indoors and outdoors, available in three sizes (large size pictured) and great for those who love to entertain.For those who prefer a different look, Natural White Limed Rattan Trays are also available. Stand G108: BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair BUY NOW Rockart – British Bird Collection£19.50-25.99Hand-made sculptures made from steel wire and colourful beads to create a whole host of British Birds – including robin, blue tit, goldfinch, blackbird and thrush. Stand G32: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Plant Supports – Rustic Peony Cone £30.59 The Rustic Peony Cone provides protection and support for those taller peonies that produce huge and beautiful heads on slim and wind-vulnerable stems. 1m high in a natural rustic finish, the cones also add architectural interest over the winter months. Stand E224: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Glass Garden Art – White Echinacea£450A unique piece of handcrafted stained glass art. Wispy white semi-transparent glass combines with tranquil greens and rich gold cathedral glass to create a beautiful, contemporary focal point for any outside space. Set in a bespoke steel frame, it is fully weatherproof adding year round colour. Stand G164: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Home & Garden Extras – Garden Pride Trug Trolley£39.99A carrier for water, compost, and garden tools, the trolley self-levels, ensuring the contents will always remain upright. Easier than a wheelbarrow with no lifting required, the frame folds flat when not in use, making for easy storage. The trolley also includes a 45-litre trug with measurements in both litres and gallons, making it suitable for mixing and pouring. Stand G144: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStands E400 & E408: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW InColour Designs – Hand-Printed Glass Tealight Votives£39.99Add a touch of colour with hand-painted tealight votives. Available in a variety of designs, as well as round or tapered styles, all are supplied with a tealight candle.  Stand AC16: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Laces & Co – Super Snack Sized Gourmet Sweet Bags£3.50 A choice for those with a sweet tooth, after toiling in the garden! Packaged in compostable recyclable 4 polymer packaging and available in 3 flavours (Super Gummy, Super Fizzy, Super Vegan). With 6 colours to choose from, you’ll find a style to suit. Stand GF72: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW More to discover at BBC Gardeners' World Spring Fair... Exhibitor list See who you'll find at this year's Fair What's on Explore the Fair highlights
Treat her this Mother’s Day
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Treat someone special this Mother’s Day If you’re looking for a gift for Sunday 19 March, we’ve cultivated a full list of treats to suit every style and budget. From smaller gardening accessories to big ticket items to make a statement, you’ll find have plenty to choose from.  This wish-list of gifts are all available online, from exhibitors you’ll be able to meet and buy from, across the BBC Gardeners’ World 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 (Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June); the boutique BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair (Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April), and the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair (Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1-3 September) which day out will you choose this year? Spring fair AUTUMN FAIR BBC GARDENERS' woRLD LIVE Leon Boots Co – Ultra Light Ankle Boots£39.99ULTRALIGHT ladies’ ankle boots – not just great for working out in the garden or walking dogs across the moors, these unique boots also make great everyday footwear, come rain or shine.With 6 lovely colours to choose from, you’ll find a style to suit. Stand G60: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Ecosure – Extra Large Classic Planter in Millstone£153Help her showcase this year’s blooms with a large planter that’s rotationally molded to ensure it’s strong, durable and can tolerate all weather conditions. A great choice for anyone who has a love for bare root plants such as fruit trees, roses and shrubs. Stand G140: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStand E282: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Traditional Garden Growers – Natural Wool Pellets£9.99Improve 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 deterrent.  Stand G130: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW QWiCKHOSE – Starter Set£39.99The unique wing-lock hose connector that won’t pop off! The Qwickhose Starter Set makes a fantastic gift for the enthusiastic gardener, with no breakable teeth making for an easy connection – simply push your hose on to the inner-tube, clamp the wings shut and secure with the nut. This starter set includes two award-winning, wing-lock connectors, one standard and one No-Flow, tap connector, nozzle spray end and a space saving wall mount to keep your accessories neat and tidy. Stand G98: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Arthur & Luna – Plantable Cards£2.50Show her how you feel with a card that’s both pretty and practical. Each card is embedded with up to 24 types of wildflower seeds and is made from post consumer cotton waste, meaning no trees are harmed in production. Simply tear, soak, plant and grow! For each order placed, Arthur & Luna also plant a tree on your behalf. Stand G112: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Acre Holt – Garden Wrap£260-275Made from thorn-proof tweed and leather, this wrap-around garden belt has pockets for string, seeds and secateurs, and even D-rings to hang your tools from. Totally unique, comfortable, made in Somerset and designed to last a lifetime. Personalise it with an initialled leather tag to order. Stand G12: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Lincolnshire Pond Plants – Damsel & Dragonfly pack£12.99Make any pond an even more enticing environment for damsel and dragonflies with pond emergent plants, including blue flag irises and water plantain. For those who prefer amphibians, there’s also a Frog & Newt seed pack! Stand FM28: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Hortiwool£39.99Hortiwool’s 100% compostable all-season, multi-use garden pads have many benefits around the garden, thanks to the natural properties of wool. Use them to line pots, planters, or hanging baskets for extra hydration, deter slugs, to add nutrition to soil, protect from frost and much more. Stand G172: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Hardy’s Plants – Paeonia lactiflora ‘Mothers Choice’£24‘Mother’s Choice’ Peony has stunning double cream blooms with a sensational pink flush and it exudes a delightful perfume. Superb for a cutting garden or for your flower beds and borders. Stand F13: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStand FM12: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Rum & Reggae – Serious Honey Rum£29.95Let the wonders of British wildlife enter your drinks trolley as well as your garden. A smooth Caribbean rum infused with warming kitchen spices and a drizzle of premium woodland honey produced by rescued bees in the Exe Valley. Delicious over ice or with fresh apple juice and lemonade, best enjoyed outdoors with friends. Stand GF64: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW SeeHow£47.99Inside SeeHow you will find 140 beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of popular garden plants showing month-by-month how they grow and flower over the whole calendar-year. Play with flower choices and create a garden full of year-round colour.. Stand G16: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW The Seaside Jungle Co. – Air Plant Jellyfish£12-20A variety of Air Plants suspended from Urchin shells by a cotton thread. Air Plants love light spots without direct sun, an require a bathe in water once every two weeks. Available in three sizes, Medium £12 , Large £15 and Extra Large £20. Stand F31: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Olive & Olive – Large Adeline Galvanised Garden Tray£40Galvanised metal trays with contrasting metal handles with a gold finish. Versatile use both indoors and outdoors, available in three sizes (large size pictured) and great for those who love to entertain.For those who prefer a different look, Natural White Limed Rattan Trays are also available. Stand G108: BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair BUY NOW Rockart – British Bird Collection£19.50-25.99Hand-made sculptures made from steel wire and colourful beads to create a whole host of British Birds – including robin, blue tit, goldfinch, blackbird and thrush. Stand G32: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Plant Supports – Rustic Peony Cone £30.59 The Rustic Peony Cone provides protection and support for those taller peonies that produce huge and beautiful heads on slim and wind-vulnerable stems. 1m high in a natural rustic finish, the cones also add architectural interest over the winter months. Stand E224: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Glass Garden Art – White Echinacea£450A unique piece of handcrafted stained glass art. Wispy white semi-transparent glass combines with tranquil greens and rich gold cathedral glass to create a beautiful, contemporary focal point for any outside space. Set in a bespoke steel frame, it is fully weatherproof adding year round colour. Stand G164: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Home & Garden Extras – Garden Pride Trug Trolley£39.99A carrier for water, compost, and garden tools, the trolley self-levels, ensuring the contents will always remain upright. Easier than a wheelbarrow with no lifting required, the frame folds flat when not in use, making for easy storage. The trolley also includes a 45-litre trug with measurements in both litres and gallons, making it suitable for mixing and pouring. Stand G144: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStands E400 & E408: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW InColour Designs – Hand-Printed Glass Tealight Votives£39.99Add a touch of colour with hand-painted tealight votives. Available in a variety of designs, as well as round or tapered styles, all are supplied with a tealight candle.  Stand AC16: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Laces & Co – Super Snack Sized Gourmet Sweet Bags£3.50 A choice for those with a sweet tooth, after toiling in the garden! Packaged in compostable recyclable 4 polymer packaging and available in 3 flavours (Super Gummy, Super Fizzy, Super Vegan). With 6 colours to choose from, you’ll find a style to suit. Stand GF72: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW More to discover at BBC Gardeners' World Live... Find more gardening inspiration See what's in store at the Fair
Treat her this Mother’s Day
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Treat someone special this Mother’s Day If you’re looking for a gift for Sunday 19 March, we’ve cultivated a full list of treats to suit every style and budget. From smaller gardening accessories to big ticket items to make a statement, you’ll find have plenty to choose from.  This wish-list of gifts are all available online, from exhibitors you’ll be able to meet and buy from, across the BBC Gardeners’ World 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 (Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June); the boutique BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair (Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April), and the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair (Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1-3 September) which day out will you choose this year? Spring fair AUTUMN FAIR BBC GARDENERS' woRLD LIVE Leon Boots Co – Ultra Light Ankle Boots£39.99ULTRALIGHT ladies’ ankle boots – not just great for working out in the garden or walking dogs across the moors, these unique boots also make great everyday footwear, come rain or shine.With 6 lovely colours to choose from, you’ll find a style to suit. Stand G60: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Ecosure – Extra Large Classic Planter in Millstone£153Help her showcase this year’s blooms with a large planter that’s rotationally molded to ensure it’s strong, durable and can tolerate all weather conditions. A great choice for anyone who has a love for bare root plants such as fruit trees, roses and shrubs. Stand G140: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStand E282: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Traditional Garden Growers – Natural Wool Pellets£9.99Improve 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 deterrent.  Stand G130: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW QWiCKHOSE – Starter Set£39.99The unique wing-lock hose connector that won’t pop off! The Qwickhose Starter Set makes a fantastic gift for the enthusiastic gardener, with no breakable teeth making for an easy connection – simply push your hose on to the inner-tube, clamp the wings shut and secure with the nut. This starter set includes two award-winning, wing-lock connectors, one standard and one No-Flow, tap connector, nozzle spray end and a space saving wall mount to keep your accessories neat and tidy. Stand G98: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Arthur & Luna – Plantable Cards£2.50Show her how you feel with a card that’s both pretty and practical. Each card is embedded with up to 24 types of wildflower seeds and is made from post consumer cotton waste, meaning no trees are harmed in production. Simply tear, soak, plant and grow! For each order placed, Arthur & Luna also plant a tree on your behalf. Stand G112: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Acre Holt – Garden Wrap£260-275Made from thorn-proof tweed and leather, this wrap-around garden belt has pockets for string, seeds and secateurs, and even D-rings to hang your tools from. Totally unique, comfortable, made in Somerset and designed to last a lifetime. Personalise it with an initialled leather tag to order. Stand G12: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Lincolnshire Pond Plants – Damsel & Dragonfly pack£12.99Make any pond an even more enticing environment for damsel and dragonflies with pond emergent plants, including blue flag irises and water plantain. For those who prefer amphibians, there’s also a Frog & Newt seed pack! Stand FM28: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Hortiwool£39.99Hortiwool’s 100% compostable all-season, multi-use garden pads have many benefits around the garden, thanks to the natural properties of wool. Use them to line pots, planters, or hanging baskets for extra hydration, deter slugs, to add nutrition to soil, protect from frost and much more. Stand G172: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Hardy’s Plants – Paeonia lactiflora ‘Mothers Choice’£24‘Mother’s Choice’ Peony has stunning double cream blooms with a sensational pink flush and it exudes a delightful perfume. Superb for a cutting garden or for your flower beds and borders. Stand F13: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStand FM12: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Rum & Reggae – Serious Honey Rum£29.95Let the wonders of British wildlife enter your drinks trolley as well as your garden. A smooth Caribbean rum infused with warming kitchen spices and a drizzle of premium woodland honey produced by rescued bees in the Exe Valley. Delicious over ice or with fresh apple juice and lemonade, best enjoyed outdoors with friends. Stand GF64: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW SeeHow£47.99Inside SeeHow you will find 140 beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of popular garden plants showing month-by-month how they grow and flower over the whole calendar-year. Play with flower choices and create a garden full of year-round colour.. Stand G16: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW The Seaside Jungle Co. – Air Plant Jellyfish£12-20A variety of Air Plants suspended from Urchin shells by a cotton thread. Air Plants love light spots without direct sun, an require a bathe in water once every two weeks. Available in three sizes, Medium £12 , Large £15 and Extra Large £20. Stand F31: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Olive & Olive – Large Adeline Galvanised Garden Tray£40Galvanised metal trays with contrasting metal handles with a gold finish. Versatile use both indoors and outdoors, available in three sizes (large size pictured) and great for those who love to entertain.For those who prefer a different look, Natural White Limed Rattan Trays are also available. Stand G108: BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair BUY NOW Rockart – British Bird Collection£19.50-25.99Hand-made sculptures made from steel wire and colourful beads to create a whole host of British Birds – including robin, blue tit, goldfinch, blackbird and thrush. Stand G32: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Plant Supports – Rustic Peony Cone £30.59 The Rustic Peony Cone provides protection and support for those taller peonies that produce huge and beautiful heads on slim and wind-vulnerable stems. 1m high in a natural rustic finish, the cones also add architectural interest over the winter months. Stand E224: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Glass Garden Art – White Echinacea£450A unique piece of handcrafted stained glass art. Wispy white semi-transparent glass combines with tranquil greens and rich gold cathedral glass to create a beautiful, contemporary focal point for any outside space. Set in a bespoke steel frame, it is fully weatherproof adding year round colour. Stand G164: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW Home & Garden Extras – Garden Pride Trug Trolley£39.99A carrier for water, compost, and garden tools, the trolley self-levels, ensuring the contents will always remain upright. Easier than a wheelbarrow with no lifting required, the frame folds flat when not in use, making for easy storage. The trolley also includes a 45-litre trug with measurements in both litres and gallons, making it suitable for mixing and pouring. Stand G144: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring FairStands E400 & E408: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW InColour Designs – Hand-Printed Glass Tealight Votives£39.99Add a touch of colour with hand-painted tealight votives. Available in a variety of designs, as well as round or tapered styles, all are supplied with a tealight candle.  Stand AC16: BBC Gardeners’ World Live BUY NOW Laces & Co – Super Snack Sized Gourmet Sweet Bags£3.50 A choice for those with a sweet tooth, after toiling in the garden! Packaged in compostable recyclable 4 polymer packaging and available in 3 flavours (Super Gummy, Super Fizzy, Super Vegan). With 6 colours to choose from, you’ll find a style to suit. Stand GF72: BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair BUY NOW More to discover at BBC Gardeners' World Live... Exhibitor list See who you'll find at this year's Show What's on Explore the Show highlights

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