A busy day at the Ayr Flower show. We have two displays: one of streptocarpus plants and one of begonias.
Toby Buckland demonstrates how to take streptocarpus leaf cuttings on last week's BBC Gardeners' World.
Toby said 'As for a plant for 2010, so far it has to be Streptocarpus. It certainly wowed the crowds down at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.. I think my favourite is Falling Stars.'
Scroll 47 minutes in to see the streptocarpus section:
Have a look at this year's Lucky Dip offers! Five plants for £10.95, ten plants for £19.95 and fifteen plants for only £26.00. Price includes post and packing in the UK (£3.50 extra for rest of EU).
Firstly choose the size of collection you would like (5, 10 or 15 plants), then select your first choice and second choice of varieties.
We will then aim to send your own favourite varieties in a special low price collection. If we cannot match all your first choice, we will include varieties from your second choice for a lovely display of colour and form to meet your own preference. Post it to us or fax it to 01978 790668.
Matt Biggs, broadcaster, writer and plant expert selects his top 10 plants from the Tatton Park Floral Marquee and tells us why they are well worth a look. One of the varieties he looks at is Dibleys' Begonia 'Snowstorm'. Scroll just past one minute into the video to see the Begonia. (You can see Rex and Gareth Dibley in the background!)
Lynne Dibley and the nursery appeared on last nights BBC 2's coverage of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The programme, hosted by Joe Swift and Rachel de Thame, gives a preview to the flower show and shows Dibleys streptocarpus, coleus and foliage begonias at the nursery and at the show. See it now by clicking on the BBC iPlayer link below and scroll 15.30 in to the programme.
We're busy setting up at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show at the moment. We finished our first display yesterday (Saturday) in the Plant Heritage Marquee - only two more to finish for Monday! More news over the next couple of days.
Visit the RHS webpage for more info about the show: www.rhs.org.uk/hamptoncourt
For TV coverage (first show on BBC Two 19:30 5 Jul 2010), visit the BBC webpage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/hamptoncourt