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Anthea Guthrie

Anthea Guthrie

Anthea Guthrie is a seasoned regular having exhibited at the RHS shows at Chelsea, Hampton Court Palace and Cardiff, and Gardeners’ World Live, she has won eight RHS medals since 2005, her expertise lie in native planting and historical gardens.

  • Date Joined: 16 May 2007

Cardiff Spring Flower Show preparations

Posted by Anthea Guthrie on 10 Apr 2008 at 05:02 PM

Woke up to hear Pippa Greenwood on the news explaining how to protect all our new spring plants from the hailstorm due on Sunday. Apparently we have to throw old pyjamas over them. I have 200 cowslips just hardened off plus quantitites of foxgloves, heuchara, lavender, lettuce seedlings, dicentra, chocolate mint (smells exactly like After 8s), alliums and cornflowers, simply do not have enough pyjamas. Will have to move everything under cover which means every windowsill in every room but not the chocolate mint which the labrador is certain to eat, since it contains a calorie.

Spent all day snipping off misshapen or dead leaves from the cowslips, filled two buckets with leaves and the plants look much better if much smaller. Judging two weeks yesterday so they'd better hurry up and grow.


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