Veg on display at the NEC

Veg on display at the NEC

KG veg expert Sue Stickland visited Gardeners’ World Live show at the NEC last week and reveals some veg-based highlights. 

Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC (June 15-18) marked the 50th anniversary of BBC 2’s Gardeners’ World , so many of the show gardens were inspired by nostalgia and celebration. Photos: Sue Stickland

Main picture above: The Nostalgia Garden – a village scene from the 1960s complete with a mini-cooper and wooden boxes of fresh local fruit and vege outside the shop

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The anniversary garden – a small garden for each decade:

The 1960s garden, when austerity meant that fruit and vegetables were widely grown along with bedding for colour and the essential patch of lawn

In the 2000s, fruit and vegetables reappear but now in stylish beds as part of an ‘outdoor room’ – and there is no lawn

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Wall of thyme – ready to be cut for the barbecue in ‘It’s not just about the beard …’ garden by Living Gardens

Oakland’s College garden celebrates 50 years of Gardeners’ World

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