At Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre, coming hard on the heels of our success at this years Chelsea Flower Show we have teamed up again with Peter Seabrook. Peter is Gardening Editor at The Sun newspaper. He is a horticulturist as well as a journalist. We are out to produce what promises to be one of the star attractions at Gardeners World Live show at the NEC Birmingham in June this year.
This time we are creating a vast pyramid of plants. 10 feet by 10 feet at the base, the pyramid will stand over 12 ft (4 meters) high and will contain 1,200 plants specially grown to be in perfect bloom for the event.
The plant, Garvinea Sweet is another new variety we have been able to obtain. While it has been bred in Holland, it is being grown in the UK by 2 specialist nurseries for the display.
Garvinea is very like the Gerbera flower that many people are familiar with from the florist shops and bunches of flowers they may give or receive. But Garvinea are grown outdoors in your garden soil or in a pot. They are hardy and will stand the UK winters and produce blooms from spring right through until the first frost of autumn.
Like the Gerberas, Garvinea comes in vibrant shades of pink through to red and yellows and oranges. It is a great plant to grow, even where space is limited and wonderful if you like to cut blooms to bring into your home”
This impressive display of Garvinea, the garden Gerbera, will take pride of place in the centre of the Floral Marquee. Visitors can explore and shop in the Floral Marquee while also being able to learn more about, and purchase, Garvinea – the first true garden Gerbera.
Visitors to Gardeners World Live will be wowed by this impressive floral spectacle. With great weather tolerance, Garvinea provides uplifting colour from early spring until the first frost. This robust garden plants offers countless long-lasting large flowers and brings a garden to life with friendly pollinators for bees and butterflies.
Gardeners World Live takes place at the NEC Birmingham from the 14th to 17th June 2018