28 March 2012 By Billy Hawkins
Chelsea Flower Show plans are really starting to come together - thank goodness!
The mono-pitch is in place here at Torberry, sited against a south facing wall planted up with a wisteria and nectarine tree. In this sunshine we have managed to encourage the most beautiful pink blossoms from the nectarine tree, espaliered to encourage a finer display of fruit.
The benching in the mono-pitch is proving to be very functional for the Alitex allotment workers as it is conveniently situated right next to their plants.
It is all go at Thrive, where our friends have been busy preparing the plants for Chelsea in only seven and a half weeks time! Their challenge is to develop the seedlings and plants at different stages of their growth and all everybody is invloved in making the stand the very best it can be. Why not come along and visit us at MA09 and see for yourselves how we all got on?
Our friends at Thrive commented,
"Thrive gardeners are busy planting the first of several batches of hundreds of vegetable, herb and salad seeds. Batch planting a week at a time is going to be vital to make sure that there are enough plants and seedlings in peak condition ready for the show. We have planted basil, parsley, thyme and chives. Vegetables include aubergines, carrots, tomatoes, beans and courgettes. Salad seeds have also been sown and we are hoping for some bumper crops of a variety of lettuce."
Lots to look forward to!
For more information about Thrive please visit their website, click here.
To find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at Chelsea come along to our Thrive fundraiser on Thursday 19th April.