It all started as a wide invite to the #gdnbloggers on twitter, asking if anyone would like to come along to the Glee Trade show held at NEC Birmingham. It’s one of those trade shows I have never been to, so that had to change! Glee was being held from Monday the 11th until Wednesday the 13th. As Mum disappeared on holiday, I was literally left holding the baby, so on a lovely Wednesday morning, me and Alannah (one year old apprentice!) headed up north toward Birmingham.
Ahh the delights of the early morning drive, watching the sun appear over the horizon,like a glowing ball of fire whilst working out the best place to stop for breakfast! Soon the horror of both the motorway service stations and the traffic disappeared as I reached the NEC.
Very soon I was checked in by two very nice ladies, gave me all the info I needed and walked in to hall 18, OMG been to some horticulture shows in the past but never one this full before, just masses and masses of tools, fertilisers well everything you could need for the garden! Here’s my photos and notes on some of the products that really caught my eye during the day
There are so many other products I saw at the show that really do need a mention and over the next year or so I shall be trialing them as well, Grazon have expanded their range of deferrers to include one for caterpillars (I can’t wait to see if it works on rose sawfly) and Lilly beetle, Plantgrow unique produced plant fertilisers, both in liquid and solid form, these are naturally produced as a bi-product from biomass plant to produce electricity. The biomass uses bacteria to breakdown plant material and produce gas which is then used to product the electricity. Also saw a few rather interesting new mycorrhizal products to the market, an area that interests me a lot and certainly will be having a play with these Would love to thank all those at Glee for being so helpful, Glee and Kimberley from Hornby Whitefoot who invited me. Thank you<
Talk on winter Plants, four marks Horticultural societySeptember 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmFour Marks Village HallnLasham Hill Lane, Alton, GU34, England
Talk on roses and Mottisfont Abbey gardens for Berkshire Hardy plant societySeptember 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmSt. Peter’s church hall, Earley, Reading RG61EY
Talk on pruning roses and underplanting, Littleton and harestock gardening clubSeptember 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmLittleton Village HallnThe Hall Way, Littleton, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6QL, England
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