9 Chelsea RHS Gold Medals achieved by #cactuscouple in 12 years.
Welcome to Craig House Cacti run by Stan Griffin and Vicki Newman who have been cultivating cacti and succulents for 60 years.
We sell plants at RHS flower shows around the country.
We were hoping to add to our Chelsea Flower Show tally of gold medals in 2020 but that has not materialised due to the pandemic. None of the other shows went ahead either, including Hampton Court Palace, Tatton Park or BBC Gardeners’ World live.
We did, however attend the Malvern Plant Fair in September. This was well organised by the Three Counties Showground staff. We had our own gazebo, like everyone, spaced out to give visitors a safe environment. This was a welcome relief to everyone to be able to escape the confines of our homes.
It has been a strain but we are still looking after our plants keeping them cosy over the winters, re-potting where necessary. At the time of Chelsea the flowering was glorious, everyone missed a treat. The Lithops flowered well this Autumn, maybe a touch late, but nevertheless a good show.
If we all stick to the rules there may be a chance we will see you at the shows in 2021. The various organisers of the shows are making plans to go ahead, we can but hope for a brighter future with the vaccines coming on line, until then please stay safe and keep gardening.
See you soon!
Stan and Vicki
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