Lily grower scoops top gong at Chelsea

One of the UK?s leading lily growers has scooped a gold medal at this week?s RHS Chelsea Flower Show with blooms grown solely in Dalefoot Composts’ Wool Compost range.

This is the second year running that renowned grower HW Hyde & Son?s has won the top award for lilies grown in the eco-friendly peat free compost at the most competitive flower show in the world.

The super sustainable Wool Compost range is made from British sheep?s wool and bracken and is the perfect peat free choice for all your gardening needs ? award-winning or for your own back garden!

HW Hyde?s nursery, based near Reading, has scooped numerous gold medals over the years for its Chelsea exhibit.

This year, like last, its oriental lilies for the Chelsea show bench have been grown in Wool Compost Ericaceous, oriental trumpet lilies in a mix of Wool Compost and Wool Compost Ericaceous, whilst all its Asiatic lilies have been raised in Wool Compost.

Simon Bland from Dalefoot Composts, based at Heltondale near Penrith, said: ?We?re over the moon that the lilies have been recognised as being the best of the best with a gold medal.

?We?re also delighted that such a prestigious grower as HW Hyde has opted for our Wool Compost for Chelsea.

?More and more gardeners are choosing peat free and it?s great to see a leading grower giving it a vote of confidence.?

Elizabeth Hyde from HW Hyde said: ?This is our 11th gold so actually it was a bit of a relief as you never know what the judges are going to think. When we saw our gold we were ecstatic!?

 

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