Building Resilience in our Gardens
November 6, 2019
Building Resilience in our Gardens: Looking Backwards to See the Way Forward
Guest blog: in an extract from her new book, The Climate Change Garden, author Kim Stoddart explains how learning from the past will help us to weather the climate change storm ahead…
A Sneak Preview
May 9, 2012
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.
Potato project encourages "grow your own"
June 19, 2011
Hundreds of primary school children converged on the showground at Malvern early on Friday, full of energy and enthusiasm – for potatoes. “Grow your own potatoes” has been the message being promulgated to schools by The Potato Council ever since 2005. The Council has been touring the UK with their ‘potato bus’ for the last seven years, encouraging teachers to participate whilst explaining how the project teaches primary-aged children about this valuable vegetable. With almost one million primary school children benefiting from such a worthwhile classroom and outdoor experience, it’s not surprising that this is a popular activity. Pupils learn how potatoes grow and how they fit into a healthy balanced diet; and all linked to the school curriculum.