One of the highlights at Hampton Court was the display from Seeds of Italy.
Here you can see the most wonderful 'Kitchen Garden' - literally a garden in a kitchen! RHS Awarded Paolo and the team a well deserved Silver Gilt medal for this display.
Have you ever grown chick peas? Not so common here in the UK, but I wouldn't mind giving them a go now that I have seen them growing. Actually you can buy fresh chick peas
like this in Asian Supermarkets here in West London, I wonder if I might try growing some from those? hmmmm
Everything on display was beautifully presented, look at this Chicory on the counter top.
Here is a great example of companion planting, the nasturtiums are grown with the Cavalo Nero, black kale. Some pests may be diverted on to the nasturtium leaves and not eat the kale! In any event, it makes for a wonderful choice of colours here in the kitchen garden.
Plants on display here in the Seeds of Italy kitchen garden were grown by young adults with autism and other learning disabilities working at a social enterprise in North Yorkshire.
I just love the selection of seeds from Seeds of Italy.
Really generous packets of seeds, with a mouthwatering range of varieties to try.