Plants, Plants and more Plants
For us at Fresh, plants are the most important part of our business. Our horticultural credentials mean that you can rely on us to give you the best advice about what to grow in your garden and supply you with the best plants, at great value prices.
We are only a small team but we have over 200 years of gardening experience between us and like all good gardeners, we are always keen to share that knowledge with others, who like us are still learning!
Our strong emphasis on plants has meant that we have been asked by gardening guru, Peter Seabrook, to be involved with two special projects this Spring.
The first involves the mentoring work we already do with Pershore High School’s horticultural students. Peter has asked them to grow teapots filled with mint to form part of his garden at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show later this month.
You may not know that, until the demise of the coal mining industry, mint was grown widely in the Vale of Evesham, particularly during the First World War, to supply the miners of South Wales with their mint tea – a great lung decongestant.
Mr Phil Hanson, Pershore High Schools’ Headteacher said:
“It has been a bit of a history lesson for the students as well as
great experience in growing plants for such a prestigious show.
Let’s hope we have been growing for gold at Chelsea Flower Show.
I am so proud of our students and staff and the enthusiasm they have shown in this project ”
You may well have read Peters’ column on the gardening section of The Sun in April, talking about the garden he is building and recognising the help and enthusiasm of the students at Pershore School.
Keep your eyes peeled on our website and social media pages for updates on how our Tea Pots of Mint are growing in the run up to Chelsea Flower Show, and you might even have the chance to buy one of them, so you can have a little bit of your own Chelsea in your garden at home!
Oh yes, we did say ‘two special projects …’ We have run out of space here, so we will have to tell you about the other project another time. We promise it will be soon, it involves Gardeners World Live at the NEC in June, but that one is still growing!