Michael’s Plant Awards

I’ve decided to bestow some of the plants from our summer trials with a few rather ‘alternative’ awards!

Most Trippy-Out Appearance!
It’s got to be Hydrangea ‘Glam Rock’, with it’s super psychedelic flowers that change by the day, if not the hour.
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Strongest Contender for Perennial of the Year
Show-stopping ‘New Zealand Hybrids’ Delphiniums, from the super fussy breeding of Mr Terry Dowdeswell!
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Heaviest Population of Drunken Butterflies
These were constantly swarming our dwarf Buddleja ‘Buzz’, but pity most were camera-shy…!
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Unsung Hero of the Trial
This gorgeous little Pelargonium was overlooked by many, but it said neatly in a corner, with it’s luminous faux blue florets, in a non-stop procession.
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Most Plastic Plant
Shrugging off EVERY type of weather, Geranium ‘Balcon’ plants are so tough you could sit on them and they wouldn’t notice!
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Best Display of Accidental Beauty
Our gorgeous red-flowered Carrot ‘Dara’ was planted too near the Ageratum, but it turned out to be a perfect date!
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Plant Most Likely to Make you Scream ‘WTF?’
Yes, it’s a bedding begonia with a difference, and it’s hardy too! Looks fab against it’s (slightly dated) rival, the humble Marigold.
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Worst Weather Resistance
Step forward ‘Dusty Sun’, a new Petunia we will NOT be listing next year..!
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Special Triffid Award Goes to…
The Peruvian Tree Lilies, some new Alstromeria for patio obelisks, or the very back of borders…!
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. hoehoegrow says:

    All well deserved Awards, and I would like to nominate the fab Delft blue delphinium for ‘The Best shade of Blue’ Award …

  2. Excellent awards! I am particularly impressed by the sitting on geraniums trial…. would it be terribly wrong to ask for photographic evidence?

    1. planthunteruk says:

      i can arrange this next week for you, sarah !

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