The picture alongside is of a 'Cafe Noir' an eye catching Asiatic Hybrid, bulbs of which will be available in 2014, for the first time. We have now added both 'Zirconia' and 'Sweet Desire' which were contenders for ' The plant of the year' at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show.
At this time (22 November) 30 new varieties are still to be added, hopefully they will be within 2 weeks.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Sarah Hyde admire our new, double flowered Oriental variety 'Snowboard,' at this years Chelsea Flower Show.
Full details of 'Snowboard' can be found on our Orientals page.
Exhibit number nine at Chelsea and we have maintained our perfect record of winning Gold Medals. This years display was constructed of four big beds of growing plants plus a huge central feature.
This year we showed 100 new varieties at the Chelsea Flower Show, of which many will be added to our site over the coming weeks.
The picture alongside is of a huge, sweetly scented, Longiflorum x Asiatic hybrid called 'Sweet Desire'. This variety (along with 'Zirconia') was selected as one of the contenders for ' The plant of the year' at the show, beating all the other Lilies, entered by other Companies !
Visitors to the show were able to purchase bulbs of both these varieties and others.
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.
In 2010/11 Winter arrived early in the U.K. by December the whole Country was covered in deep snow, with temperatures down to minus 20 centigrade. This year the weather has been totally different, in December the average temperature was plus 10 centigrade. Now in the first week of February the wind is coming direct from Siberia, bringing with it not only temperatures way below freezing, but also the first snow of the Winter.
During January we have been very busy filling our cold stores with bulbs for the coming year, at the moment they contain nearly 250,000 bulbs. Next week the first shiippments are due to go out, firstly they are despatched to warmer Countries such as Spain, Italy, Taiwan and Australia, then in a week or so to U.K. customers (if the snow goes), after which it's Scandanavia and Russia's turn.
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