We'd just returned home from a fantastic two day QVC customer event at the beautiful Birmingham Botanic Gardens. Over 300 customers attended and enjoyed tours of the garden, a Champagne reception and a sumptuous lunch, which was followed by a gardener's question time. Much to everyone's delight, Julian came along too and he was on top form – mind you, his jokes are getting worse than ever!
I was amazed what a diverse group of gardeners watch QVC. We had beginner gardeners who are just discovering what fun it can be, as well as some really experienced experts including a judge for the Royal National Rose Society (who publically complimented us about our choice of varieties in the rose Today's Special Value offer earlier this spring) and a gentleman who specializes in South African plants like proteas.
Once home, I started preparing for our next Today's Special Value, which goes on air tonight and all day Tuesday. It's a collection of five fabulous giant flowered patio gerberas, a beautiful, easy-grow plant that produces huge daisy flowers all summer.
The secret is to keep it out of the hot midday sun and to feed it once a week with Flower Power. That way each plant can produce up to 30 long-lasting flowers this summer. I'm very excited about it, it's the most breathtaking new patio plant of the year. Don't miss out on what is predicted to be the most talked about showstopper of the summer.
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