Cacti and Succulents, Cactus Couple, Craig House Cacti

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the 2023 season and goodbye to the 2022 year.


We did exceedingly well with four more RHS Gold medals bringing our total to sixty

nine. Our Chelsea total is now 10 golds out of 12 appearances. We also had

three more top medals at Gardeners’ World, Chorley and Southport.


We cut down to seven shows last year and this year another cut to four. They

will be Malvern Spring, Chelsea, Gardeners’ World and Malvern Autumn.


Those very sharp frosts at the beginning of December were devastating, a lot

of plants succumbed to that period of low temperatures.


Chelsea was good for us again. Vicki had to make our outfits this time and

she even had to go out and buy a sewing machine as she hadn’t done any

sewing since leaving school, which was a very long time ago. She was over

the moon when she met Patrick Grant, a judge on the BBC programme “The

Great British Sewing Bee” who asked her if she had made the outfits and

told her she had done a really good job! This then culminated in members of

the sewing bee group on Facebook making a point of coming to see our

outfits and chat to Vicki.


We first met with ‘Daisy, the Drag Queen Gardener’ at Chelsea and then

again at Southport. Certainly memorable.


Flower Shows 2023

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

11 to 14 May

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

22 to 27 May


BBC Gardeners’ World

15 to 18 June


Malvern Autumn Show

22 to 24 September



It’s Gold at RHS Chelsea - Click here to see photos



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Stan Griffin & Vicki Newman

Winners of
11 RHS Chelsea Gold Medals