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GYO Curry is back at Hampton Court for 2014

We’re delighted to be back at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show for the 3rd year running with a bigger, bolder and more colourful ‘Grow Your Own Curry’ display for 2014.

The fragrant display will incorporate a range of exotic herbs and species including ginger, turmeric, green and black cardamom, curry leaves, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, Vietnamese coriander, thai basil and new for 2014 cinnamon plants – as well of course a whole range of chilli plants.

The focus of the display is very much on how easy these exotics are to grow in the UK. Plants will be displayed in pots on the patio area to demonstrate how these unusual plants can be grown at home and the display will include ‘fun facts’ and ‘top tips’ for on-going care. Visitors will be able to touch and smell raw harvests from the spice plants and Emily Rae and her team will be on hand to offer care advice on all the plants in the display.

Plants4Presents were delighted to be awarded a silver medal for their display at Hampton Court in 2013 but are looking to build on this for 2014 with a completely new and much more organic design this year. The overall effect of this should be a more enticing display with the Thai curry ingredients raised on the left hand side around a specimen kaffir lime. On the right hand side, the Indian curry ingredients will be raised in natural clumps around a huge cardamom plant with a sea of colourful chillies in the front leading up to a mature lemon tree taking pride of place in the centre.

With the introduction of a new biomass boiler at the nursery we’re hoping to get our exotics off to an even earlier start this year and have already started planning for the summer display.

Malabar Spinach Seedlings

Malabar Spinach seedlings enjoying the spring sunshine

Superchilli Seedlings

Young superchillies growing on in the nursery

 

 

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