As ever when gardeners meet, there was lots of talk about the weather (the worst spring that most of us can remember).
It’s quite remarkable how optimistic gardeners are, after a few sunny days our plants have begun to romp away and we’re all enthusiastically looking forward to a really colourful and productive summer.
Julian was hosting the event and he was on top form, he even told a new joke this year! We were delighted to be joined by David Ponton (Hayloft plants) and Michael Perry (Thompson & Morgan) who were happily giving advice, help (and free plants!) on both days.
One of the hot topics was the rapid emergence of lily beetle this year. Many customers had tried, and recommended, my Plant Invigorator as the best (as well as most environmentally and bee friendly) way to control the pest.
Plant Invigorator kills the bugs and their larvae on contact. After a few days, more will have hatched out so it’s important to repeat spray the emerging bugs through the season to get complete control.
I’m delighted that we’ve just launched a special pack containing a ready to use spray as well as a bottle of concentrated which, when diluted, makes a whopping 25 litres of spray (product code 502959).
The weather sounds promising for the bank holiday weekend so it should be a fantastic time to garden.
Sadly, I’m not going to be doing that much as I’ve lots of shows on QVC including a very tempting Today’s Special Value on Monday (Carolyn Whetman cottage garden pinks… but don’t let on that I’ve told you!)