Welcome to the SRT blog No. 59

2nd July 2021 – Welcome to our blog post No. 59

Hampton Court show starts next Tuesday and we have team members there today delivering the planter plants for the RHS Benches. Ian was loading these up yesterday ready to go early this morning. He’s having a cup of tea there, as I write this.





Photos hot off the press from Ann at Hampton Court on the right. It looks fantastic. can’t wait to see it in real life.



We had a message from Tom – “the planting is finished and he wanted to pass on his tanks for all the amazing plants. He said they are magnificent and you should all feel very proud!”

Then tomorrow Saturday, 6 of us go up to set up our stand with all the amazing products made by all at each of the 3 sites and a glimpse of the garden with all the perennial plants in.

Monday it’s Press & Preview Day. Myself and Keely will be there and also 4 trainees with Ian and Jules. There is an 11.40 photocall at Tom Stuart-Smiths and Sunnyside’s, Iconic Horticultural Hero dry garden. Olivia, Robert, Katie and Gemma will have an amazing experience. Photos next week.

Still waiting to hear when we will be on the BBC but will let you all know as soon as I hear.

News from the sites…..


A ‘mini’ Hampton Court in the Northchurch perennial courtyard.




Digging a hole for the new pond going in outside the mess room at Northchurch. Making sure its truly l

evel. What will take up residence in this new water feature?







Someone’s car is looking very smart – mine next? Just book me in….







The raised beds next to the Age UK cabin are starting to fill up – no weeds there.


















Lots of activity around here.















And the path goes in.









Another fenced space for the sheep to graze. Those mowers will be redundant on site soon.












Sam is always spoilt…










But sometimes looks like he may be about to be naughty…..










Some excellent mowing relay action in the tranquility area at Hemel Food Garden.













Baking lemon laves for the NGS Open garden event at Serge Hill on Sunday.


















After a first training session in the new bakery each trainees receives an Awareness Workbook sign off.

















Awesome aprons.









Great team effort on the allotment, planting lettuce, dibbing, hoeing and watering. Carrot seeds sown for an autumn harvest.













Planting annual bedding on Kings Langley high street.








The bedding was being tidied up and Josh put together some lovely bunches. Beautiful.









Plenty of bedding still available to buy.













There will be a full update on Hampton Court next week.