The Teddington Gardener

Lilies, Peruvian (that’ll be Alstroemerias) and otherwise – and enough Gladioli to tickle Dame Edna – a riot of colour as we look back at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Lilies in the Great Marquee at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show – a grand stand exhibit put together by Cheshire Nursery, Harts in Congleton. A display of cut flowers in perfect condition (the chill week no doubt helped keep them at their peak).

http://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3338336/Gilded-lilies.html

http://www.hwhyde.co.uk/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/11730860/The-trouble-with-lilies-fabulous-but-fickle.html

Gladioli, below, are making a comeback and not just the demur species-types – in our borders, the Cutting Garden and on allotments. With stockier plants requiring little staking and greater colour choice (not all shouty-shouty I might add), there should be at least one that will appeal.Go on, you know you want too …

I suspect (casting my mind back) these were all on the Pheasant Acre Plants exhibit – winning a Gold Medal

http://pheasantacreplants.co.uk/gladioli

https://www.sarahraven.com/articles/how_to_grow_gladioli.htm

http://www.britglad.com/Cultivation.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3346751/Gladioli-How-to-grow.html

Which brings us back into Lilyland – albeit of a different family – Alstroemerias aka Peruvian Lilies – these on the Philip Tivey & sons exhibit –

http://www.alstroemeriaselect.co.uk/

https://www.sarahraven.com/articles/growing_alstroemeria.htm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/9924578/Why-amazing-alstroemerias-are-a-best-kept-secret.html

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