Could I also offer public thanks to all those in the horticultural trade who have helped and supported my efforts to encourage more folk to garden and grow plants through difficult times. While it is difficult to name them all, those who have provided cash sponsorship and plants, to bring so much colour into the Floral Fantasia area at the RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex deserve full trade recognition.
If only they could hear the comments from the visiting public who love the seasonal colour now evident year round. Only today a message from Garden Writer Margot Bishop “Floral Fantasia Garden at Hyde Hall has now become one of our favourites. There is always so much colour through out the year and we really enjoy the annual trials, something the Robinsons would have welcomed”.
None of this would have been possible without such generous trade support.
Anyone growing and/or retailing pansies should certainly visit to see the 277 cultivars of Pansy being trialled under garden conditions from 11 leading international breeding companies. This pansy trial is unique, providing all the colours in the rainbow and very wide variety in flower form, to lift everyone’s spirit, even in the current biting cold wind.