Georgie Boy daffodil to star at the Chelsea Flower Show for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Walkers Bulbs will be launching a new variety of daffodil at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 named Georgie Boy to?commemorate the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge. To be officially launched by Rachel de Thame at the show?on Monday 19th May, ?2.50 from every 10 bulbs sold will be donated to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The President of The Royal Marsden is Prince William, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, a position previously held by his mother,?Diana, Princess of Wales. The Duke of Cambridge recently said ?I am extremely proud to be President of The Royal Marsden, an?incredible hospital and a world-class cancer centre carrying out groundbreaking work influencing the treatment of cancer patients?all over the UK.?

Daffodil Georgie Boy is classified as a division 2 narcissus, it has a large golden trumpet with white petals. Flowering at a height of?approximately 35cm, Georgie Boy has been grown in South Lincolnshire on the farm of Taylors Bulbs, the parent company of?Walkers Bulbs.

Johnny Walkers, Quality Manager and manager of the specialist daffodil collection at Taylors Bulbs said ?I am delighted we are?launching this tremendous variety at the Chelsea Flower Show and it adds to some exciting recent events including producing?daffodil flowers for use on the Royal Barge at the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in June 2012 and for the Coronation Festival?at Buckingham Palace in July 2013 where Taylors Bulbs exhibited as Royal Warrant Holders to H.M. The Queen.?

Daffodil Georgie Boy is available to buy at ?10 for 10 bulbs, or ?18 for 20 bulbs through?Walkers Bulbs either at the Chelsea Flower Show or on www.bulbs.co.uk. For every 10?bulbs purchased, Walkers Bulbs will donate ?2.50 to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity,?Reg Charity No. 1095197.

Roger Taylor, one of the Directors of the family owned Taylors Bulbs, added ?We have?been growing up this variety in the Taylors Bulbs trials for a number of years so we know?it will make a dramatic statement in the garden. Growing in South Lincolnshire where?there is little protection from the elements tests the resolve of many new varieties we?introduce and we look forward to this variety becoming a favourite for garden use and?raising valuable funds for The Royal Marsden.?

The official launch of Daffodil Georgie Boy will be at The Royal Horticultural Society?(RHS) Chelsea Flower Show on Monday 19th May, at 2.00pm at the Walkers Bulbs?stand (GPE5) in The Great Pavilion.

Every year The Royal Marsden provides treatment and care for more than 50,000 cancer?patients and is at the forefront of cancer research. Its work influences how all cancer patients are treated and cared for, not just in its own?hospitals but all over the world.

With the help of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, The Royal Marsden can continue to push the boundaries and benefit cancer patients,?wherever they are.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money to help The Royal Marsden provide world-class diagnosis, treatment and care for cancer?patients, and supports the hospital?s pioneering work in cancer research. By supporting The Royal Marsden in this way the charity aims to?make life better for people with cancer everywhere and strive for a future without it.

For more information and pictures, please contact:?Johnny Walkers or Sallyanne Foreman on 01406 426216 or walkers@taylors-bulbs.com

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