Marshalls Seeds have managed to bag a gold medal at the Hampton Court Show which runs until Sunday 11th July
Their stand (GT11) in the Growing Tastes pavilion features raised beds and a patio of pots, showing just how easy it is to grow salads and oriental veg, even in small areas. There is also a fruit cage made from recycled materials, showcasing raspberries and Marshalls new everbearer strawberry- Finesse, plus a high rise walls of strawberries, herbs and salads, proving that if space is limited there is always an option to grow vertically!
Show growing is an art and being a big company is no guarantee of success. It takes skill, hard work and some luck to get the coveted gold. As with anything, practice makes perfect, and this is shown by the way Marshalls got a bronze in 2008, silver gilt in 2009 and finally have the gold.
Marshall’s MD, Martin Harvey, said
Seeing the award on our stand is a bit like Christmas Day – we are delighted that all our efforts have paid off again this year. Getting the fruits to ripen in time and ensuring optimum condition of so many different plants can be rather tricky and we are grateful to our growers for all their wonderful support.
Chairman of the judging panel, Colin Spires, said
This Gold was a unanimous decision by the judges and is fully deserved. The team has clearly made great efforts to grow some great varieties and have executed their presentation well. It is their attention to detail that is so important
What I find really heartening is the way gold medals are being won in general horticultural shows for vegetables. Of course, Medwyn Williams, led the way at Chelsea but now it seems vegetable growing is being taken seriously across the show board.