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RHS Show Tatton Park, 2010 Episode 1 of 2

Duration: 30 minutes

It's show time, as the RHS hosts its twelfth flower show from Cheshire's prestigious Tatton Park. Presenters Toby Buckland, Carol Klein and Joe Swift soak up the celebrations with a look at the northern show garden designers and floral marquee exhibitors that make the event unique.

Toby meets controversial designer Tony Smith who has brought his own alien to Tatton this year. Cumbrian grower Chris Benson explains why his lace-cap hydrangeas have an exclusive outing to the event every year.

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  • Featured plants

    DRESSED IN BLACK GARDEN
    Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha' – Chocolate Cosmos
    Carex comans bronze-leaved – New Zealand hair sedge
    Artemisia 'Powis Castle' – Wormwood
    Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' – Black elder

    CAROL'S MUSICAL FLORAL MARQUEE
    Agapanthus 'Margaret'
    Agapanthus 'Inkspots'
    Miscanthus sinensis 'Cosmopolitan'
    Cosmos 'Sensation;
    Courgette 'Tromboncino'

    BROWNTHWAITE HARDY PLANTS
    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia'
    Hydrangea serrata 'Shirofugi'
    Hydrangea serrata 'Kurohime'
    Hydrangea petiolaris 'Preziosa'
    Hydrangea serrata 'Miranda'

    A PIECE OF CAKE GARDEN
    Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' – Black lily turf
    Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' – Tree mallow
    Astilbe 'Gloria'

    CAROL SCENT IN THE FLORAL MARQUEE
    Mandevilla hybrid white

  • Hydrangeas

    Hydrangeas

    Watch some clips and get some tips on propagating and pruning hydrangeas and how to keep them blue.

    BBC Tatton Park - Hydrangeas

Credits

Presenter
Toby Buckland
Presenter
Carol Klein
Presenter
Joe Swift
Producer
Rosemary Edwards
Producer
Gill Tierney

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