Taylors Bulbs have been awarded a Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show; their 31st and 29th consecutive.

The show team selected over 100 varieties to grow for the show, planting 22500 bulbs last autumn. They cropped 5565 perfect flowers to use for the display.

Charlotte Daubney who has manages the preparation for the show says: “As usual, this year provided it’s own unique challenges with everything flowering early outdoors. The bulbs are planted after Christmas and kept temperature controlled until they go into the greenhouse 4 weeks before Chelsea.  In the first week we see leaf growth develop and then flowers beginning to form. The flowers are cropped fully open and kept in cold store for up to 2 weeks before the show, they only have an average life span of a few days in the Grand Pavilion so the display is re-staged twice to keep the standard high until the end of show week. When we brought the bulbs out of the cold store ready to flower for the show it was dull and cold, and they took a while to get going but it all worked out okay in the end!”

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