Flower expert Michael Dedman to open his South Shoebury Hall garden to the public

Michael Dedman

Michael Dedman

First published in News

Agapanthus expert Michael Dedman will be opening up his garden and showing off his pride and joy flowers to visitors this weekend.

There will be more than 170 varieties of agapanthus on show at the July open garden day for the National Garden Scheme.

Michael featured on Gardeners World last year, talking about the best methods for growing agapanthus.

Michael’s garden in Shoebury is sheltered, with a light, sandy soil so many of his agapanthus can be planted out in the garden year round, while others are grown in pots and moved into a greenhouse over winter.

Michael recommends three of his favourite agapanthus – Queen Mum, Mood Indigo and Phantom.

Agapanthus are perennial plants which come from southern Africa. In the UK, they do well in sheltered gardens with free draining soil, but they rarely thrive in heavy soils which become cold and wet.

Michael’s garden is open in the afternoon on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm at South Shoebury Hall, Church Road, Shoebury.

Visitors are also welcome by appointment from April to September. Admission is £3.50 and children go free. The money goes to charities selected by the NGS.

There will be an agapanthus sale on the day, as well as a tea and homemade cake stall.

Visit ngs.org.uk for more information.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:21pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Maddogg says...

He can shove his agapanthus where the sun can't shine. Who wants to look at some lonely old fellas collection of what looks like twigs? I'd rather cheese grate my eye balls.
He can shove his agapanthus where the sun can't shine. Who wants to look at some lonely old fellas collection of what looks like twigs? I'd rather cheese grate my eye balls. Maddogg
  • Score: 0

5:23pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Maddogg says...

Maddogg wrote:
He can shove his agapanthus where the sun can't shine. Who wants to look at some lonely old fellas collection of what looks like twigs? I'd rather cheese grate my eye balls.
And he can poke his cakes.
[quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: He can shove his agapanthus where the sun can't shine. Who wants to look at some lonely old fellas collection of what looks like twigs? I'd rather cheese grate my eye balls.[/p][/quote]And he can poke his cakes. Maddogg
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree