13 May 2016 By Tash Ellens
Last weekend was our first time back at RHS Malvern Spring Festival after a few years. We travelled up with our mobile Scotney greenhouse, ready for the long and sunshine promised weekend. The weather did not disappoint, it was by far the hottest of the year so far, with highs of 28°C, the ice cream, from Salcombe Dairy at the Country Living stand, was a welcomed treat to keep us cool. By the sounds of it, our fellow exhibitors and organisers agreed, this was the best weekend Malvern Spring Festival had seen in a long time, with the exception of 5pm on Saturday when rain, thunder and lightning flooded the showground making us wade ankle deep along Members Avenue.
There was a lot on offer and Malvern exceeded our expectations with its expert garden talks and famous faces. Our particular favourites included Alan Titchmarsh and Carol Klein.
We rounded off the weekend with a talk from Ian at High Park Nursery, exhibiting a wonderful display raising awareness on dementia. He handed us this useful tip about laying down slug pellets; rather than scattering them around the plants, save an old spice jar and put several pellets in there. This will attract the slugs to go into the jar, whilst protecting hedgehogs, birds and other wildlife you don't want to endanger.
With Malvern finished the next show on our radar is RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we've got lots of exciting features in store, so keep checking The Green Room over the next week as we reveal the latest details.