Haven’t our gardens looked lovely in the spring sunshine this week? My Amelanchier was in full bloom and really sparkled in the early morning sun (see pic). It’s such a great plant, it can be grown as either a bush or a small tree and it has beautiful (but short lasting) white flowers, attractive leaves which start off bronze, turn green in the summer, then wonderful fiery shades of reds and orange in the autumn. That’s not all, it also has small berries that the birds just love eating!
I’ve started to put some of my summer bedding plants outside but I’m keeping an eye on the weather forecast just in case a frost is forecast and they need a bit of protection with fleece. I’ve fed them all with Flower Power to get them off to the best possible start.
On Wednesday evening, Rob Watkins, a promo producer at QVC, organised a charity football tournament in Chiswick to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. I’m very proud to say that ‘Team Flower Power’, a fine looking crew, reached the semi-final, fueled, they tell me, by potash!
This coming Monday and Tuesday, we’re celebrating my 17th anniversary at QVC with some very special shows featuring apricot shades begonias, a mouthwatering strawberry collection and the launch of the Vax Power Washer. We’ve also some great value garden furniture and the launch of my new improved Plant Invigorator, the pet, kid and environmentally-friendly three-in-one product. It’s used by professional growers to control many plant pests, feed plants and control mildew all in one weekly spray! By the way, the 1.5kg Flower Power Garden Pick of the Month with free P&P is also planned for the shows, but it is selling so quickly there may not be any left!
Finally, if you’re popping into your local for a drink over the weekend, do tell them of The Sun’s competition to find Britain’s prettiest pub this summer. They’ve launched the competition in conjunction with Flower Power and QVC. There are some great prizes to be won, including prizes for readers who nominate the pubs. Full details are on www.sungardening.co.uk.
See the Garden & Leisure range at QVC