Chelsea hospitality packages news: Pundit picks best new flowers for 2011
Those hoping to secure VIP tickets for next year's Chelsea Flower Show may be interested to learn of one pundit's picks for some of the best new breeds which could feature in the 2011 event.
Writing on his Royal Horticultural Society blog, columnist Graham Rice claimed that there are a number of new plants to look out for next year.
He hailed the Hosta 'Raspberry Sundae' as a breed with excellent colouring.
Developed by breeder Gary Gossett over a period of ten years, the plant features bright red leaf stems with touches of the colour spreading out onto the leaves.
Similarly, Mr Rice praised the Ajuga reptans 'Pink Lightning', which features fresh pale green foliages and an "interesting crinkled look".
"Each leaf is edged in creamy white - but the margin is relatively narrow so the plant retains good vigour. The short spring spikes of flowers make a great combination," he said.
Earlier in the week on the Chelsea Flower Show blog, it was revealed that the RHS' Harlow Carr Garden would be closed to the public until icy conditions improve.