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Graham Rice on Trials

Updates on trials and awards from the Royal Horticultural Society by Graham Rice

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  • Annual climbers

    Graham Rice on 02 Sep 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Most trials concentrate on a particular type of plant - usually one genus like Dahlia or Dianthus . But occasionally a whole group of similar plants from a wide variety of genera is trialled together because they have useful similarity - and this year it's the annual climbers. These are invaluable... Read More...

  • The season's first sweet peas

    Graham Rice on 05 Jun 2009 at 08:39 PM

    I love sweet peas, in fact I like them so much I wrote a whole book about them , and I'm always eager for the first ones to come into flower. Picking the first few stems for the house is always a sign that summer is really here. So I was pleased to be able to look over the sweet pea trial at Wisley... Read More...