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New Lilies for 2015

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This Autumn we have been very busy, what with 3 shows in Europe and record sales of spring bulbs there has been no time to start listing our new lilies for 2015. Finally we now have time to work on the new Lilies for next year, many will be added over the coming weeks.

The picture alongside is of 'Kaveri' an Oriental x Asiatic hybrid, details of which will be added soon.

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 

Spring Flowering bulbs

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For 2014 we included many new Spring flowering bulbs these include Alliums, Daffodils, Muscari plus many new Tulips, next year we will increase our range even more. The picture alongside is of a Sensual Touch.  In the Spring we visited the Tulip Trial at the RHS Wisley garden, in this trial was an incredible range of varieties, including the amazing Vincent Van Gogh, other varieties that we saw at the trial can also be found on our tulip bulbs page. On our Allium bulbs page you can see our new range for 2014, are all top sized and super quality bulbs.  We also have bulbs available of Baby Boomer, last year it was only available in pots, this year bulbs are also 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.

Chelsea 2014 Gold number 10

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Exhibit number ten 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 central feature of double flowered orientals.

Winter has arrived

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snow.jpgIn 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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