Episode 5: RHS Hampton Court and Tatton Park 2013

Episode 5: RHS Hampton Court and Tatton Park 2013

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Review of the RHS Hampton Court and Tatton Park flower shows, our plant of the month; Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’, perfect pairing (2 plants that go well together); Eryngium bourgatii and Achillea millefolium ‘Red Velvet’ and jobs to do in the garden this month.

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RHS Hampton Court and Tatton Park Shows - 02' 54"

We discuss the two RHS shows in July this year, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and the Tatton Park flower show. We also feature an interview with the award winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw who exhibited his third show garden of the year at Hampton Court, winning another Gold medal for his trophy cabinet.

Photos of some of this year's show gardens can be found on our Facebook page. You can also read more about this year's RHS Hampton Court show in our show review.

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' - Helen's flowerPlant of the Month - 16' 38"

Out plant of the month for August is Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty', also known as Helen's flower. This herbaceous perennial has an upright habit growing up to 1m tall and 0.5m spread.

They are hardy, need full sun and good drainage and make excellent cut flowers.

Perfect Pairing - 18' 44"

For the month of August we've picked two plants that compliment each other: Eryngium bourgatii and Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'.

These plants have been picked for their striking colour combination of metallic blue for the Eryngium and vivid red for the Achillea. These are a very popular combination often seen together in show gardens at the major flower shows. Both plants need full sun and well drained soil and are hardy perennials.

Plants of Note - 28' 37"

Another two plants that we felt we worthy of note for this month are:

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