RHS Chelsea Flower Show update with Thrive, who supply the Alitex stand with plants

Alitex at Chelsea Flower Show

Thrive updates come from Alyson Chorley at Thrive.

Plants for the Alitex glasshouse stand at Chelsea are coming along nicely, despite the recent cold snap we’ve been having. Like most people, Thrive gardeners are looking forward to spring finally arriving and a bit more consistant sunshine - we can all feel it is just around the corner!

Thrive Gardeners are particularly pleased with how the mixed salad is growing and performing particularly well. 

Jim Austin pointed out the Marigolds he potted up were looking good for companion planting. (Akanola Philips holds a tray of newly planted lemongrass.)

Thrive therapist Richard Jones stressed the importance of the weekend watering which has been going on. This has been done by volunteers Julie and Mel who have coordinated themselves excellently to get the job done and to keep all the plants looking healthy.

Ann Marie tends the lemon tagates.

Richard said: "All gardeners have shown strong commitment towards growing and everything has been germinating well and is looking lush and spring like."

Gardener Liam Mulroe said "Plants are all nice." 

For more information about Thrive, the charity which uses gardening to change lives click here.

To follow the progress of Alitex in our preparation for Alitex, keep looking at our website.

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