Virtual Shrewsbury Flower Show

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Shrewsbury Flower Show, this would have been the 133rd show, but due to COVID-19 we have had to adapt. We’ve worked hard to bring together some varied and interesting content and we’re grateful to everyone who has given their time for free or for minimal cost. You can view & download the itinerary for both days below. Please like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram, where we are encouraging people to share and engage with the content. 
 
We hope you enjoy this year’s experience and very much hope we’re able to hold a show in The Quarry in 2021.

Our Virtual Traders & Exhibitors

Below we list, alphabetically, an assortment of traders and exhibitors who’re usually with us at Shrewsbury Flower Show. Many are offering special promotions over the course of 14 & 15 August, so scroll down the page to view all.

5% Plus Events Bar

Available for weddings, parties and other events. Contact 07795 566808, jhoynes@sky.com.

African Creations & Travellers Finds Ltd

A wonderful range of hand crafted recycled metal sculptures, ornaments and reclaimed wood furniture for the garden and home to suit every budget. We are a family business who travel  to Zimbabwe, Thailand and Indonesia to  work closely with local artisans, and bring their amazing work to the UK.  Designing many of our pieces to ensure we have something different and unique for our customers. Give us a call on 01242 604610 or 07976 402347 for a Virtual Shrewsbury Flower Show 2020 Discount of 20% by quoting the code:  SFS20.

Alpine Garden Society (featuring in a montage of videos at 5pm Friday 14 August on our Virtual Show)

Visit their website for more details: www.alpinegardensociety.net

Beaumont Wealth

Beaumont Wealth are expert Independent Financial Advisers who offer professional advice with no hidden surprises. We are proud to have achieved an outstanding 97% client retention rate throughout the West Midlands, Cheshire and North Wales. Contact us to arrange a free video consultation on 01691 670524.

Beckfields Caramel & Spiced Rum

If you go to our website (www.craftywolf.co.uk) just input the word CRAFTY to get FREE delivery, for orders over £5. Alternatively you can order over the phone on 07961 471474.

Bills Coffees

Bill’s Coffees is one of the top leading outdoor mobile coffee outlets in the UK today.  With over 20 years experience in the events and pop up bar industry, catering top events in the UK, such as: Royal Ascot, Silverstone and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  Gluten Free and Vegan options available. Contact me on 07854 828158 or email will@billscoffees.co.uk

Brighter Blooms (featuring in a montage of videos at 5pm Friday 14 August on our Virtual Show)

Suppliers of Zantedeschia and Calla. Visit their website: www.brighterblooms.co.uk

Callaghans Fine Paintings

Our gallery in St Mary’s Street Shrewsbury showcases a selection of our extensive inventory of paintings and sculpture. The selection is carefully curated each week to give an indication to the quality and extensive eclectic mix that we have to offer. With a strong emphasis on 19th, 20th & 21st Century fine paintings by influential and noted artists such as, Claude Venard, Antoine Bouvard Snr, Marcel Dyf and L.S  Lowry. We also are delighted to introduce to you an array of bronze sculpture which we have commissioned directly with the artists depicting British wildlife by Richard Smith and animals from around the world by Tobias Martin. The team at Callaghans offer a truly personal service  individually tailored to meet a client’s precise needs. We understand the demands on many of our client’s time and we are happy to arrange a mutually convenient time to bring works of art to you for a private viewing in your home or office. So with guarantees of quality, expert advice and convenience when buying a work of art, Callaghans of Shrewsbury are proud to offer a comprehensive service which rivals any other. Also below is a link to a walk through of the gallery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WG2-efE1bg

A link to a film we have created of ‘showing the creation of ‘Nico’ by Tobias Martin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P_9h7fz5vI

Visit our website:  www.callaghan-finepaintings.com

Cancer Research UK

Find out how the Cancer Research UK Legacies team are using gardens to tell the story of our life-saving work. The Cancer Research UK Legacy team was excited to be attending the Shrewsbury Flower Show to talk about our work and share how gifts in Wills have inspired award winning, RHS Show Gardens. COVID-19 has slowed us down.  But we will never stop. We can’t be here in person right now, but we hope that you can stop and pause for a moment to hear about how we are using garden design to help beat cancer for future generations.  In this video Tom Simpson talks about his Show Garden design, which would have been featured at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival this year. 

Due to COVID-19 the office is currently closed and postal mail will not be processed until the office reopens. To find out more about how our designers are creating beautiful gardens which highlight the importance of gifts in Wills visit cruk.org/legacy-gardens  If you want to brighten your day, we have some stunning bouquets and luxurious gifts for sale online cruk.org/flowers 

Carslake Tea Company

Award winning tea blends and high quality tea accessories.  By using the code “FLOWERS2020” for orders of £23 or more you will receive Free Delivery – visit: www.carslaketea.co.uk.  This will be valid until the end of August.

Catherine’s Pop Up Cards

Wow-factor, pop-up greeting cards for all occasions. Visit the Facebook page @CatherinesPopUpCards.

Chrysanthemums Direct (featuring in a montage of videos at 5pm Friday 14 August on our Virtual Show)

Visit: www.chrysanthemumsdirect.co.uk

Claire Vaughan Designs

British designer-supplier of homeware and gifts at affordable prices. China, linen, glassware, cards, prints…capturing the beauty of nature through Claire’s breath-taking art. We are proud to supply RHS, Natural England and UK wildlife trusts throughout the country. Now plastic-free. SAVE 20% with our exclusive Shrewsbury Flower Show code: SF2020*. Just enter on checkout at clairevaughandesigns.co.uk [*exclusions apply; code live on 14 & 15 August 2020 only]

Crogwg Working Horse

We first attended the Shrewsbury Flower Show in 2018 and since then have developed a wider range of crafts mainly bird/animal carvings and walking sticks. “Unique handmade woodcrafts from west Wales”.   

On our Facebook page  under the  ‘About’ section there is  information on where to purchase our products.  

We have recently set up a shop on Folksy which sells our smaller (less awkward!) items, which you can purchase via this link,  https://folksy.com/shops/CrogwgWorkingHorse/

Crown Jewells

Formed in 2010 Adele and Jane setup Crown Jewells. Their brand Nour of London however was established in 1991.

They have become one of the most innovative costume jewellery companies that Exhibit at most National and Local shows and events. Their values of sophisticated design, unrivalled craftsmanship and the use of the best quality materials guarantees that their collections are the most unique, contemporary, elegant and timeless costume jewellery pieces at unexpectedly affordable prices. They will offer 20% discount during 14 & 15 August, just use the code: FS20 when visiting their website: www.crownjewells.com

Deliciousgraze Street Food

We are an Artisan Wood Fired Pizza catering company, based in Shrewsbury. We have a special offer for customers until September that is;- any private booking that is confirmed before September 1st 2020 receives 10% discount. Please do visit our website. (www.deliciousgraze.co.uk)

Eden Crafts

We are so sorry that we will not be able to see you at the Shrewsbury Flower Show instead, we have put together a virtual gallery of some of our exhibitors and you can continue shopping from the safety and comfort of your homes.  All you need to do is  go onto our website and then click onto our gallery of exhibitors.  www.edencrafts.co.uk

Everyday Gourmet Gadgets

15% OFF!!  This a #BritishMade product can shred, peel, slice, grate AND Julienne veggies. The multi-purpose #UltimateJuliennePeeler will help boost your immune system by eating wholefoods, see how at www.everydaygourmetgadgets.co.uk.  The exclusive discount code for our British Made Ultimate Julienne Peeler , available on my website, is SFS2020 and valid until the month of August (for UK deliveries only). We can’t wait to show you how our kitchen gadget works, with live product demonstrations all day, everyday, at Shrewsbury Flower Show 2021! Made in England. We are on Facebook @everydaygourmetgadgets and Instagram – everydaygourmetgadgets

FootArt

Crocs shoes specialist retailer – including Adesso shoes, Earth Spirit, Birkenstock and Skechers. Visit: www.footart.co.uk 

Garthwaite Nurseries

Garthwaite Nurseries are a family run business based in Derbyshire specialising in Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Roots Plants & Herbaceous Perennials. We are celebrating over 35 years attending the Shrewsbury Flower Show and are pleased to be involved this year.

Some of our bulbs are imported directly from Holland and others we buy direct from farmers that grow the bulbs in Spalding, Lincolnshire, so our prices are very competitive. With our extensive knowledge, we select and deliver only bulbs of the very highest quality and always send Planting and Care instructions with every order.

Please visit our website www.garthwaitenurseries.com, there you will find a vast selection of high-quality bulbs and plants. For a limited time only, all orders over £20.00 will receive a 10% Discount using the code GN2020 (valid until 14th September 2020).

If you have questions or queries please contact us at info@bulbs2grow.co.uk and we will strive to help you the best we can.

Halls Fine Art

Halls Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers are proud to be part of one of the oldest and most respected independent firms of Auctioneers and Valuers in the UK. Our comprehensive team of highly experienced and qualified specialists represent every facet of the antique and fine art market. At Halls Fine Art, we believe the world is a better place with beautiful objects in it. The Fine Art specialists attend regular valuation days at Battlefield and selected venues in the UK, welcoming new consignments for our series of specialist auctions, bringing them to a global marketplace. With industry experience dating back to the 19th Century, we pride ourselves on being a team to trust for buyers and sellers alike. In these challenging times we have adapted to ensure the safety of our clients but still offer a comprehensive service, providing viewings and valuations by appointments. For more information about buying or selling at auction contact the team on 01743 450 700 or email adminfineart@hallsgb.com visit https://fineart.hallsgb.com/

Harts Nursery

Harts Nursery is a third generation, family-run nursery based in East Cheshire. Achieving many Gold Medals throughout their years of exhibiting including 15 Gold Medals at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show for colourful Lily displays. They have been attending the Shrewsbury Flower Show for over 40 years! They pride themselves on supplying the best quality and top size bulbs (not to forget award-winning) for producing beautiful flowers, teamed with great customer service! They offer a huge selection of amazing flower bulbs online, including lots of unique bulb varieties. Planting and Care instructions are sent with every order. To get the spring garden you desire, you need to think about it a few seasons ahead. So, have a browse of Harts Nursery’s superb selection of bulbs and use the code SP20 for 10% off online. Visit: www.hartsnursery.co.uk

Home & Garden Extras

Plant supports, planters, obelisks, trugs and the trug trolley. Visit: www.homeandgardenextras.com

You can also find us on facebook @homeandgardenextras or twitter @HGExtras

Horatio’s Garden (watch video at 1.30pm Saturday 15 August via our Virtual Event)

Horatio’s Garden Oswestry opened in September 2019 at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Gobowen. The centre covers a vast region, including Mid and North Wales, South Mersey, Cheshire and the West Midlands, so patients are often far from their homes and families for many months while in hospital. Our research has shown that an Horatio’s Garden improves patients well-being, mood and long term rehabilitation. Designed by Bunny Guinness, this garden encloses the spinal centre on two sides, so every patient has easy access to this beautiful space. The benefits of nature can be felt everywhere. Plants have been chosen to give year-round colour and wildlife is encouraged with bird and butterfly boxes. The calming sound of water flowing in the rill adds to the peaceful atmosphere. The garden is fully accessible to patients in both beds and wheelchairs with secluded areas and a communal space for group events. A wheelchair skills area and children’s playground have been incorporated in the design. The greenhouse and homely garden room offer welcome shelter to patients, allowing activities in the garden to run all year round.

Hoyland Plant Centre (featuring in a montage of videos at 5pm Friday 14 August on our Virtual Show)

Visit: www.somethingforthegarden.co.uk

Huts & Stuff

We are a small family run business located on the Powys Shropshire border. We have been building ‘stuff’ for over 20 years. Other builds range from narrow boats to our family home. We can build great garden structures, including Shepherds huts, office huts, Showman’s wagons and Caravans, that make great alternatives to the traditional shed. They can be an alternative office, a spare bedroom, an adult wendy house, a potting shed, a bird hide, an attractive addition to a campsite or glamping site, an alternative workshop a home cinema, or even a roadside tea wagon. We will consider building anything, so ask away! Visit: www.hutsandstuff.co.uk

Icarus Originals

Icarus Originals was founded by two engineers with a military aviation background who wanted to know what happened to globally iconic aircraft after they’d touched down on their final flight. The end result was the Icarus Originals range of authenticated aircraft products which since 2018, has given people around the world the opportunity to own a premium, handcrafted, unique piece of history.

With a focus on aviation and motoring, the company has partnered with museums and preservation groups to help tell the story about the UK’s rich global aviation heritage. They’ve done this through their work in creating products melted down from portions of such legendary aircraft such as the fastest ever Concorde, the last flying Avro Vulcan and the once ubiquitous Boeing 747. Icarus Originals celebrates the iconic craft that have defined transportation in the last 100 years, by blending the very latest technical innovations with the highest quality British craftsmanship in order to create a  selection of unique, premium products.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect collectible or a gift for a special occasion, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest possible levels of service and quality from our small Shrewsbury based business. Visit: www.icarusoriginals.com where there is a 20% discount for Shrewsbury Flower Show visitors, use SFS20 at checkout.

Jacques Amand Int (featuring in a montage of videos at 5pm Friday 14 August on our Virtual Show)

Visit: https://jacquesamandintl.com

Mandy Plants

visit: www.mandyplants.com and go to our web shop for the special shows collection offer for visitors to the virtual flower show of three plants in 10cm pots for £15 p&p included Look for ‘Show Special Collection’

Mistry Gems

925 Sterling Silver Gemstone Jewellery – Handmade unique jewellery. Every gemstone is hand selected by the owner Nayna Mistry, to create the beautiful, bespoke jewellery pieces. A 10% discount code – VIRTUAL10 – can be used on my website and Etsy shop. (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MistryGems)

Ocean Teak

We are proud to be a part of this year’s virtual show and we are very much looking forward to the 2021 show!

We are a family run business based in Somerset and have been furnishing gardens with luxury teak products for decades. We pride ourselves on our customer service and we have something for any garden space big or small. Check out our summer offer of 10% off all products quote SUMMER10 at checkout. Visit: www.ocean-teak.com

Ottershaw Cacti (featuring in a montage of videos at 5pm Friday 14 August on our Virtual Show)

Visit: www.ottershawcacti.com 

Park Hill Farm

Shropshire based Park Hill Farm is one of Shrewsbury Flower Show’s street food caterers – it’s straight from the Farm to the Festival for all those sizzling steaks and sausage sandwiches, beef burgers and bacon baps.  Honest street food and event/party catering, with low food miles, from an enhanced environmentally friendly farm selling direct to the public.  Congratulations and thank you to all the Team at the Shropshire Horticultural Society for making this “Virtual Flower Show of 2020” such a success. Contact us via 07966 460312. Email us on beef@parkhillfarm.co.uk  or visit www.parkhillfarm.co.uk

Peak & Brim Designer Hats

British made hats and accessories. Visit: www.peakandbrimhats.com

Primrose Hall Peonies

Solving The Myths About Growing Peonies

Peonies are fast becoming one of UK’s favourite flowering plants. Perfect for all styles of gardens and with huge varieties of colours, shapes and scents there is certainly a peony to suit every garden.

For some though, long held myths about peonies has stopped them from choosing to grow these wonderful and virtually care free plants in their own garden. Alec White of Primrose Hall Peonies has been obsessed with peonies ever since he first started cultivating them fifteen years ago. Alec believes every garden deserves at least one beautiful peony. Alec has heard various objections from gardeners to growing these wonderful plants therefore persuading him to debunk these common and widely spread myths and misconceptions with simple explanations, in the hope that gardeners who have previously been put off from growing peonies might decide that they will finally give it a “go” and choose to grow a peony of their very own.

Myth 1: Peonies are hard to grow 

This myth is the most prolific and the truth is if you follow some simple rules with peonies, you will be able to have a gorgeous plant blooming in your garden from the first season you plant your new peony.

  1. Buy a well-established, mature peony plant (peonies don’t flower reliably until they are around 5 years old)
  2. Plant in a sunny or part-shaded sheltered position in any free-draining soil
  3. Don’t plant your herbaceous or intersectional peony too deep – ensure the crown is no more than 25mm below the surface. Over mulching is a common cause for a peony to not flower.
  4. Feed your peony plant once a year in the Spring or Autumn
  5. Cut back herbaceous and intersectional peonies in the Autumn once the leaves have turned brown; remember Tree peonies respond well to pruning to keep them under control
  6. Water your peony consistently while buds are forming in the Spring but take care not to over water as peonies don’t like to have wet ‘feet’ or roots

Myth 2: Peonies are delicate and don’t like the cold

It is not clear where exactly this myth has come from but a lot of peony beginners have been worried about the more recent cold snowy winters in the UK. The truth is that peonies have been popular for centuries and have been used in medicine and food in Europe and China for thousands of years. Parts of China and also Japan, which is well known for tree peonies, have much colder climates than the UK. There are also well-known growers and breeders in northern states of America and even in Alaska, very well known for lots of snow! Peonies are hardy down to -25C and enjoy the colder weather which signals a dormant period above ground with buds forming below the surface on the roots ready to re-emerge when the weather starts to heat up towards Spring. Most growers will tell you the colder the winter that the better the blooms the following peony season. 

A late frost can cause some damage to leaves but it won’t do any lasting damage to the plant, if you are worried you can cover your peonies with some netting to prevent the frost settling and prevent any burn.

Myth 3: Peonies will only grow in certain soil types

Myth totally busted: peonies are happy in any soil type even clay provided the soil is free draining. If you have particularly solid clay soil try mixing in some sand or pebbles through the soil to encourage drainage before planting. When planting a new peony in the garden we always advise adding some specialist peony fertiliser to enrich the root growth for the first season and you can continue to feed your peony once a year, this is not essential, but can encourage better blooms.

Myth 4: Peonies cannot be moved

A few bad experiences and maybe inexperience have promoted this myth about peonies. “My nan had a lovely peony, and when she moved house she dug it up and moved it to the new garden… and once planted it never flowered again…!” Hark, hark, horror, horror, another gardener switched off from growing peonies. 

Any plant, a bit like people, is not super happy about being moved from its cosy spot which it had become accustomed to but peonies are absolutely fine with being moved. It is best to plan where you would like to move your peony to so you can have as smooth a transition as possible. The best time is also in the autumn once the plant has been cut back (and has been pruned if it is a tree peony). There are a couple of errors to avoid when replanting a peony and these are usually the cause of the plant not flowering the following year;  firstly ensure the eyes on the roots are not damaged in lifting, transport or replanting (these are the pink buds on the roots) secondly, ensure that the plant has not been buried or covered with too much soil. A herbaceous peony crown or top of the plant needs to be quite close to the surface only approximately 2.5-5cm below. Be cautious when mulching your borders that you don’t cover up the base of your peony. The process is exactly the same when planting tree peonies, but with grafted peonies it is best to plant with the graft union about 10-15cm below the surface.

Myth 5: Peonies only last for a few years like normal perennials.

This could not be further from the truth and may have come about because some peonies have not flowered and so people think they have essentially died, dug them up and not given them a chance. Peonies are in fact a long lived plant. They can last for decades in the garden and some varieties have been known to live for 90 plus years happily. Peonies take a while to mature from seedling or cutting and so plants tend to only flower at 3 – 5 years old. To have the best success with peonies buy  mature plants from a reputable nursery, a mature peony should bloom in your garden from the very first year and continue to produce more and more blooms every year. If you see or have a peony with 20 – 30 blooms, tip your hat and salute, as it may be older than you!

Myth 6: Peonies Fragrant? Really? 

Our favourite myth to bust, it is with delight that we love chatting to gardeners and telling them that most peony varieties are scented! Some varieties more than others though and it is not linked to colour as we currently grow many peonies with fragrance in red, fuschia, apricot, yellow, white and cream! There are different types of peony scents ranging from spicy, sweet, powdery and citrus. Our most favourite and highly scented peonies are the following:

Duchesse de Nemours – beautiful semi-double creamy white flowers with a strong, intoxicating scent

Madame Calot – prolific, double pink flowers and strong fragrance

Sarah Bernhardt AGM – very popular garden and cut flower variety, loved by gardeners and florists alike. Sarah Bernhardt AGM is a gorgeous fully double sugar-pink with crimson flecks on the outer petals and with a sensational scent.

Bartzella – a luminous yellow Itoh peony with gorgeous lemony scents, holding up very well flowering for extended periods with side buds staggered blooming from the main buds.

Monsieur Jules Elie – beautifully fragrant variety with lavender pink double flowers which tend not to fade in full sun, making it an excellent cut flower

Festiva Maxima AGM – a personal favourite, with a good scent and large, fully double white flowers with a crimson fleck on the outer petals. Makes a popular cut flower.

Myth 7: Peonies only flower in May

This myth makes sense but with the love we have for peonies who wouldn’t want them flowering in your garden for longer? We have separated our peonies into early, mid, mid-late and late flowering varieties. If you curate your collection with a variety from each category you could have a peony flowering in your garden from April to July.

Intersectional hybrid peonies, a cross between tree and herbaceous varieties, can produce huge fragrant blooms, which seem to hold better on the stem due to woodier tree peony DNA making them a sturdy plant and will often flower for twice as long as a normal tree peony (perhaps for 4-5 weeks).

We have put together the list below of early, mid and late flowers. Some varieties straddle the border so we would always advise choosing a few from each category to enjoy an extended peony season in your garden.

Early

Claire de lune – single peony, creamy lemon petals with bright yellow centre

Hana Kisoi – tree peony with heavenly scented pale pink flowers 

Flame – Peony ‘Flame’ is a gorgeous eye-catching plant with brilliant flame red flowers. 

Carol – Peony ‘Carol’ is a relatively rare and very interesting peony. With large, fully double velvety ruby red flowers it makes an excellent cut flower on dark green divided foliage.

Mid

Top Brass – Double bomb flower shape peony. Large double white flowers with pink edging and cream centres.

The Fawn – Lovely rose pink double flowers with a speckled, blush background.

Sword Dance – Large, deep wine-red guard petals and golden staminoids, Japanese style peony. A show-stopper! 

All That Jazz – A new launch to the UK at the Chelsea Flower Show last year. A gorgeous new intersectional peony with finely cut foliage on sturdy framework with fragrant double cream/apricot flowers flecked with burgundy.

Late

Pink Parfait – Pink Parfait’ is a late flowering, herbaceous perennial. Double deep pink highly fragrant flowers which make excellent cut flowers. 

Dinner Plate – a fragrant, bold and stunning peony with very large double medium soft pink flowers with tints of salmon. 

Paul M Wild –  a classic, with large fragrant, double bright red flowers on tall stems that are excellent for cutting. 

Garden Treasure – stunning, large semi-double flowers of lemon yellow with pink/coral tipped centres. It is lightly fragrant with finely cut divided green foliage turning red in autumn for a fantastic seasonal display of interest.

Myth 8: Peonies attract pests to the garden

With such soft sweet smelling flowers it would be easy to think that peonies make a great meal for lots of the usual garden pest suspects. We relish the opportunity to highlight another great pro to growing peonies, they are virtually pest resistant. Peonies are not bothered by rabbits, deer slugs and snails. 

If you are currently growing a peony in your garden you may be concerned about what might look like a plague of ants crawling over the forming buds and blooms as they open but this is nothing to worry about at all, the ants are not harming the peony at all. Peonies produce a sweet sap which covers the buds as they open, the ants harvest this sweet sticky meal but with no damage to the peony at all, the flower will open perfectly formed when it is ready.

Another added bonus of planting a peony in the garden is the source of food they provide for bees and other pollinators.

Hopefully I have been able to solve a few common problems and concerns about these stunning and popular flowering plants. Don’t be afraid of growing them! They are tough plants which require little care when compared to some of their thornier garden compatriots. They are forgiving, so if you currently own a peony that is underperforming, you can and should be able to solve its issues by combining the facts above. With all the varieties, sizes, flower shapes, colours and fragrances there is surely a peony to suit everyone’s taste and every garden deserves at least one gorgeous peony. Visit: www.primrosehallpeonies.co.uk

R & B Leisure Ltd t/a Bootleggers Events – Bombos & The Alb (watch James Hitchen talk about Gin at 3.30pm & 5pm on Saturday 15 August via our Virtual Show)

Both these venues are now open and trading under safe restrictions. Visit: www.bombos.co.uk or www.thealb.co.uk

Red Dragon Noodle Bar

We are one of the Shrewsbury Flower Show’s street food caterers, where we have provided  noodles served with pork, beef, chicken, fried rice, spring rolls over the past few years to those attending the Show. We are pleased the Shropshire Horticultural Society Team has provided the Virtual Shrewsbury Flower Show during this very trying time, and thank them for their continued support towards this great Show! We are presently providing food deliveries and of course are available for catering any future events. Visit: our Facebook page @reddragonnoodlebar

Roualeyn Fuchsias

We are currently running an offer of 30% off everything on our online shop at www.roualeynfuchsias.co.uk this is going to run until the end of August and to claim this 30% off just enter the code JULY2030 at checkout.

Seesaw Children’s Clothing

Children’s reversible clothing. Many of our designs feature embroidered appliques such as tractors, ponies and dinosaurs. Everything is designed and made in our workshop in Kent. Visit: www.seesaw.uk.com

Shrewsbury Honda Centre

Jamie is head of Lawn and Garden sales at Shrewsbury Honda Centre, he attends the Shrewsbury Flower Show every year, he is sad to be missing it this year. For any questions on which Honda lawnmower is right for you give him a call on 01743 440770. Email us on enquiries@shrewsburyhonda.co.uk or visit www.shrewsburyhonda.co.uk

Shropshire Fire & Rescue

For many years, Fire and Rescue Services have responded to emergency calls to help animals domestic or wild, large and small that have become stuck, trapped, impaled or fallen.  Specialist equipment is available to deal with a vast array of incidents, however small or large.  Your animal rescue team is based at Wellington, backed up by your local fire station.  Visit: www.shropshirefire.gov.uk

Find them on Facebook @shropsfire and Twitter @shropsfire

Shropshire Sarracenias Carnivorous Plants

Find them on Facebook @shropshiresarracenias

Somerset Sweet Peas

Visit: www.somersetsweetpeas.com

Sunray Plants

We are a specialist nursery with over 400 own varieties of Sempervirums plus a selection of Hardy Restios. When you choose our plant nursery, you’re sure of high-quality, well-grown plants. We’ve been active in Newton Abbot for more than 35 years and during this time we’ve learned a lot about breeding the perfect plants! Take advantage of this excellent knowledge by calling us, or visiting our website, today! www.sunrayplants.co.uk  all our prices include packaging and postage.

Teme Valley Chesterfield / Teme Valley Clocks / The Birdmill Company

Welcome to this virtual show. It is great to enable to show you videos and information of our products. Please check out our range and if you would like to know more, then contact us on: 01547 540888.

  • TEME VALLEY CHESTERFIELD is based in Shropshire and can provide a most spectacular sofa – THE HARLEQUIN CHESTERFIELD SOFA. As a small family run business, we are very much a ‘hands on’ business and with the back up from well-established manufacturers, as well as new inventive manufacturers, we aim to provide an excellent customer service. The addition of the HARLEQUIN chesterfield furniture proved to be a desired product, but the classic style of Chesterfield remains popular. A style to be treasured for years to come, due to the high quality and excellent craftsmanship.  

We have provided a section in our warehouse to show off our Harlequin sofa, Harlequin swivel chair, and other chesterfield sofas and chairs.

  • TEME VALLEY CLOCKS: Contemporary Grandfather clocks and wall clocks, designed and handcrafted in Shropshire. A selection of Contemporary Grandfather Clocks is shown in our warehouse, which can be visited by appointment.
  • LAUNCH OF THE BIRDMILL: THE BIRDMILL IS A NEW PRODUCT AND THE VIRTUAL SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW IS THE FIRST SHOW WERE THIS PRODUCT IS BEING LAUNCHED! If you enjoy nature and birds, and want a unique, talking-point to add to your garden, why not buy a Rotary Birdmill. Its windmill-inspired form allows you to hang multiple bird feeders from the spokes and watch as the birds gather, and travel, around the feeder. Check out this video and visit our website. To get the special show deal of £88.00 please place the order via phone on 01547 540888 before 31 August 2020. If you prefer to see the BIRDMILL first, then you are most welcome to arrange a visit to our warehouse.

Show prices and extra discount:

  • CHESTERFIELD: Sofas are available in various sizes. Example: the show price for a two and half seater Harlequin sofa: £2,895.00. If ordered before 31 August 2020, then we will give an extra *£50 discount. Sofa styles and sizes can be discussed at your visit to our warehouse.
  • CONTEMPORARY GRANDFATHER CLOCK: SHOW PRICE: £1,895.00 If ordered before 31 August 2020, then we will give an extra *£50 discount.
  • BIRDMILL: show price: £88.00, including free postage (delivery UK mainland), for orders placed before 31 August 2020. This will revert back to RRP from 1 September 2020.  

Show Offer: due to the high value of our products, we are unable to provide Chesterfield furniture and the Grandfather clocks on a ‘distance selling’ base – so if you are interested in either one of these products, then we would like to welcome you to our warehouse, which is based in Leintwardine, Shropshire. The contact number for this is: 01547 540888 (please leave your name and phone number). The warehouse can be visited by appointment and any order (Chesterfield or Clock) placed before 30 August 2020, will get the extra *£50 discount.

https://temevalleychesterfield.com/harlequin

https://temevalleyclocks.com/grandfather-clocks

https://www.thebirdmillcompany.com/

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebirdmillcompany/   OR https://www.instagram.com/unordinarysofa/

The lead time for a Chesterfield sofa: approximately 10 – 14 weeks

The lead time for a Contemporary Clock: approximately 8 – 10 weeks

The Birdmill: this will be sent out to you within 2 days from ordering

  • Video link regarding Contemporary Clocks:

https://youtu.be/jFizcFlaGTY

  • Video link regarding The Birdmill:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKw005tfDlI&t=1s

The Knife Sharpener Guy

Based in the UK, we have a worldwide first product. 

With over ten years developing our sharpeners, we have covered every base in making it the best in the industry.

Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. 

We are a family run business and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. 

AnySharp is for use in professional kitchens Conforms to food & hygiene safety standards.

This AnySharp is made of Metal Alloy. £30

Works with all your knives – even serrated blades! The unique, patented AnySharp uses tungsten carbide technology to extend the life of almost any knife. AnySharp works on virtually any knife, including expensive hardened steel knives and even serrated blades (like bread knives and hunting knives), making it unlike any knife sharpener, steel or sharpening stone you’ve ever used.

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The League of Friends of The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

‘A Wonderful Tradition’

The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

This year would have been celebrating 30 years at the Shrewsbury Flower Show offering the welcome tradition of providing hot bacon butties during the two set-up days of the show, which is much welcomed by all the exhibitors and those involved in setting up the show. It has been no mean feat as in the past the Friends volunteers have got through a huge amount of bacon, all locally sourced as well as hundreds and hundreds of freshly baked baps kindly donated by Bloomers Bakery of Wem.  Plus of course bottles and bottles of tomato ketch-up and brown sauce!  During the afternoons the bacon butties would be replaced by serving an afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and scones all lovingly prepared by the many volunteers of the Friends Fundraising Committee. Once the show is underway the Friends Stand converts into a Plant Crèche for visitors to safely leave their purchases while they continue to enjoy the show.

You can call us on 01743 261007 or  Mobile:  07962 081568. Visit our website  www.rshlof.org.uk and to donate visit www.justgiving.com/leagueoffriends-royalshrewsburyhospital

The Shed Hospitality

The definition of a shed is a place of escapism and retreat mix that with the ideology of the temperance movement of socialising and relax while drinking hot chocolates and other non alcoholic drinks then the Shed – Cocoa Room is born.

Find them at 7 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury and Roden Garden Centre. 

Find them on social media – Twitter @theshedcocoa Facebook @theshedcoffee Instagram @theshedcocoa

The Wrekin Housing Group (watch Jacob make Pancakes at 3pm Friday 14 August via our Virtual Show)

Wrekin’s landscaping teams have continued to keep the gardens and outdoor spaces surrounding our Retirement schemes maintained and looking great.

Having an outside space to enjoy is beneficial to wellbeing. This has been of particular importance to our older residents as many have had to isolate or shield.

Visit: www.wrekinhousingtrust.org.uk

Vegepod

Vegepods are award winning self contained raised vegetable garden beds designed for any level of gardener. Vegepods are easy to use and produce results fast because of the innovatively designed wicking system and all enclosed canopy which protects your crops from weather and pests.

Available in three sizes, there is a Vegepod to suit your needs. Vegepod also make the Vegebag, a portable and protective grow bag that won RHS Garden Product of the Year for 2020.

We would be happy to include a discount of 10% off any Vegepod purchase (minimum spend £100) for viewers / subscribers of the SFS. The code is SHREW10 for 10% off for the duration of the campaign over 14th and 15th August. Visit: www.vegepod.co.uk

Wild Crafters (watch Ben’s video at 4pm on Friday 14 August via our Virtual Show)

Visit: www.wildcraftist.com

Wilstone

Wilstone’s associated company, Kadai, is at the leading edge of Firebowl barbecues, bringing together the traditional skills of Indian artisans with innovative British designs. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza cooked to perfection, over an open fire, with a delicious crispy crust.  We have stunning antique stone salvaged from India’s Jaisalmer Fort over the past twenty years. The bespoke collection features traditional, sun-kissed stone from balconies, windows and panels – each unique, with a beautiful story to be told.  Wilstone has a wonderous  shop to explore, in the village of Leebotwood within Shropshire on the A49, filled with amazing treasures and antiques that have been hand-picked in India. Visit: www.wilstone.com

Winnie Magee

Irish Linen, Rain Coats for lovely Irish/English weather.  We are offering a Virtual Shrewsbury Flower Show Discount of 20%. Visit the Facebook page @winniemageecoats or www.winniemagee.com

 

Children’s Floral Art Competition – ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

Winners of each age category will meet and have a special audience with the Celebrity Gardener at next year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show 2021.

Plus every entry will receive a certificate of thanks.
First, Second & Third prize winners in each class will receive free entry to exhibit at the next show.
First prize winners will also receive two day tickets for the next show.

RULES – ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

  • Take a COLOUR photograph of your exhibit taken from the FRONT (as the exhibits will be judged from the front) and in ‘landscape’ (sideways) format.
  • Only 1 entry per person.
  • Email your photograph to Info@shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk making sure that in the subject line of the email you write “Floral Art entry from [INSERT NAME] Aged [INSERT AGE as of 1 August 2020].
  • If more than one child enters from the same family and email address, please send a separate email for each child – this makes it easier to process the entries and ensures the correct photo is attributed to the correct child.
  • Closing deadline: Email your photograph to the email address above no later than 5pm on Saturday 1st August 2020.

There are 3 age categories and each has a different theme, as set out below:-

JUNIOR SECTION: Children under 8 years of age on 1st August 2020

“Under the Rainbow”.

INTERMEDIATE SECTION: Children under 13 years of age on 1st August 2020.

“Playing a Game”. The exhibit must include the name of the game depicted.

SENIOR SECTION: Children under 18 years of age on 1st August 2020

“Masquerade”.

Children’s Gardening Competition – ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

Winners of each category will get the following:
Every entry will receive a certificate of thanks.
First, Second & Third prize winners in each class will receive free entry to exhibit at the next show.
First prize winners will also receive two day tickets for the next show.

RULES – ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

  • Take a COLOUR photograph of your exhibit.
  • Only 1 entry per person.
  • Email your photograph to Info@shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk making sure that in the subject line of the email you write “Gardening entry from [INSERT NAME] Aged [INSERT AGE as of 1 August 2020].
  • If more than one child enters from the same family and email address, please send a separate email for each child – this makes it easier to process the entries and ensures the correct photo is attributed to the correct child.
  • Closing deadline: Email your photograph to the email address above no later than 5pm on Saturday 1st August 2020.

There are 3 age categories and each has a different theme, as set out below:-

Junior Section – Children 8 years and under on 1st August 2020

– plant a shoe or a boot

– A vegetable and/or fruit character

– an unusual shaped vegetable/fruit

Intermediate Section – Children 13 years and under on 1stAugust 2020

– plant a shoe or a boot

– A vegetable and/or fruit character

– an unusual shaped vegetable/fruit

Senior Section – Children 16 years and under on 1stAugust 2020

– plant a shoe or a boot

– A vegetable and/or fruit character

– an unusual shaped vegetable/fruit

Competition time – ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

The prize for the winner – two day tickets to the next Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Instructions for the drawing competition:

– Download the colour in sheet from our Facebook page
– print and enjoy colouring in!
– remember to add your name and contact details when you submit your entry
– share with the Shrewsbury Flower Show team on Facebook/ or email to info@shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk
– deadline is 1st August 2020, judging by a professional illustrator commences
– await to hear the winner who will be announced on Friday 14 August!

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Floral Competition for Schools – ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

We’d love schools to be involved in this year’s virtual show and therefore would like your help.  We know schools have been open for key workers and vulnerable children since lockdown began, and that recently you have been welcoming back key year groups.  Our virtual school competition is based around this – have you been planting and gardening with these pupils? If so, we would love to receive pictures of what you have grown. All photos will be displayed as part of the Virtual Flower Show on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August, with each participating school receiving a certificate of thanks for taking part in the show.

If you would like to take part please email your photos to info@shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk stating the name of your school and adding ‘Floral Competition for Schools’ in the subject line by 1 August.

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