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Alliums

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For 2015 we have added many more varieties of Allium bulbs to our range, bulbs are available from now until the end of October. When you are buying Allium bulbs, to get the best results you need big bulbs, because as a rule big bulbs produce better flowers and stronger stems, for this reason we offer the largest size available. In general large flowered Alliums produce big bulbs, indeed some of the varieties we offer are 30 cm +. At the other end of the scale a top sized bulb of the dwarf variety 'Chameleon' is only 4 cm +. No matter which variety you order, you can be sure we will send the biggest and best bulbs available for that variety.

The 'Chelsea Plant of the Year' competition

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The 'Chelsea Plant of the Year Competition' was first contested in 2010, since then it has been run every year. Exhibitor's in the floral marquee can enter as many new plants as they wish, but only the top twenty are selected to go forward for the award. In 2010 we had planned to enter  Lily Allen, but we missed the deadline !

In 2011 we entered three varieties : Lankon , Firebolt and Julie Fowlis , much to our delight all three were voted into the top twenty.

For 2012 we decided to only enter two varieties : Bethan Evans and Cream Tea, both were voted into the top twenty.

Last year it was again two varieties : Zirconia and Sweet Desire, result both were voted into the top twenty.

Our contestant for the 2014 competition  : Jennifer Evans 

Our Competitor for 2015 'Twyford' one of our new 'Lotus Lilies'

Autumn bulbs

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We have just started adding more varieties to our Autumn catalogue, soon many more varieties of Narcissus, Muscari, Alliums and Crocus will be available.

The Prince of Wales visits our 2013 Chelsea exhibit

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His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Sarah Hyde admire our new, double flowered Oriental variety Snowboard at last years Chelsea Flower Show.

The Queens Diamond Jubilee Award 2012

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At this years Chelsea flower Show we were awarded our 8 th 'Chelsea Gold Medal and ' The Queens Diamond Jubilee Award' for the best Exhibit in the Grand Pavilion. Sarah received the award from The Queen on the Monday afternoon, a great honor. Here at H W Hyde & Son we take great pride in being the UK's top specialist Lily growers. Every year we run trials of the very newest varieties of both Lilies and Tulips, only the very best of these get included in our catalogue, tulip bulbs and martagon lily bulbs are supplied in the Autumn. Most other varieties of lilies are supplied in the Spring

During the year we exhibit at the top flower shows in the UK and our displays are made from flowers grown at our own nursery. So far we have a perfect record at the World famous 'Chelsea Flower Show', winning gold every time.

Roselily

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Some unnamed varieties of Roselily will soon be posted online.

RoseLily's  have a pleasant perfume and are easy to grow in either Ericaceous compost or acidic soils.

Chelsea 2015 Gold number 11

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Exhibit number eleven at Chelsea and we have maintained our perfect record of winning Gold Medals. This years display was constructed of five big beds of growing plants.

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