Growing, showing and gladioli

Ups and downs in the garden, allotment and around the shows


Some useful website links for interest and information:

Plant Societies

British Gladiolus Society

National Sweet Pea Society

Daffodil Society

The Northern Daffodil Group

British Fuchsia Society

National Dahlia Society

British National Carnation Society

National Vegetable Society

The Pelargonium & Geranium Society

Show websites

Southport Flower Show

Poynton Show

Harrogate Flower Show

Other Useful Blogs and Websites

Breeding and Showing Flowers – Frank Hartnell’s blog recounting shows he has visited along with updates of his gladioli breeding programme.

The Greenhouse – Ken Abel’s website about growing and showing Pelargoniums

Real Men Sow – Interesting allotment blog

Charles Dowding – Of ‘no dig’ gardening fame – well worth a look

Sweet Peas North West – Tom Atherton’s Sweet Pea site detailing activities within the North West region.

Daffseek – A really useful database with pictures for most of the daffodil culitvars in the world!


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