Despite the rain (again!) it’s Showtime; and this sneak preview is coming to you live from Malvern as exhibitors are putting the final touches to their show gardens, displays and stands. It’s a hectic time, and one truly feels for everyone struggling to cope with the vagaries of the English weather. Dobies – exhibiting at Malvern for the first time – have created a feeling of nostalgia, and yet are totally in line with increasing trends to grow your own food. Steeped in the past, with plants for the future, the circular raised beds spiral in a swirl of purple pan-choi, offset with green; or lush oak leaf lettuce tinged with red and bronze. The central pots await tomorrow’s surprises, kept under wraps as the team unloaded and sorted packets of Dobies seed, in the well-known simple livery of brown text on white packets. They’ll be on special offer, too, so come along to Stand OS564 in the Plant Pavilions opposite the Wye Hall.
Dobies are also supporting Malvern’s educational initiative and have supplied all the seeds (along with their parent company Suttons Seeds) for the School Gardens, the theme for which is ‘Sustainability for All’. Fourteen schools and colleges (from primary through middle and secondary up to vocational level) have created something truly thought-provoking – thoughtful, quirky and eco-friendly. The pupils and students have demonstrated a resilience in getting on with the job despite the appalling weather during build-up time; what a lesson in determination.
Venue: Three Counties Showground, Welland, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 6SP
For more information about the Show, please visit the web site; or telephone the Showground on 01684 584924.
This is a short post (WiFi limitations); more to follow over the course of the Show.