BBC Gardeners' World Live
NEC, Birmingham, 13-17 June 2012
A 5-day exhibition that saw a huge number of visitors.
As we found out before, a lot of interest was shown in the items that could be grown on bulb vases, once the hyacinths were no longer in season. In particular the acorn, onion (click on image, below right), radish and sweet potato drew the most amazement.
And again, there are a lot of people out there who still grow hyacinths and many other bulbs on water.
A few people helped us during the show. In particular Lucinda and Gemma from the RHS, who organised the RHS section of the fair. We were also grateful to the guys on the De Wit stand, who graciously agreed to transport a few items back to the Netherlands. It solved many problems!
Right: The standard supermarket onion, grown on water. At the time of the show it measured exactly 24-inches (61cm) from the rim of the vase to the tip of the bud. We await with interest to see if it will eventually flower.