Interflora creates show-stopping display for Autumn Harvest Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Autumn Harvest Show begins in earnest tomorrow (October 5th).

Visitors can expect a "show-stopping curtain of autumn flowers and foliage" from RHS Chelsea 2010 gold medal winner Interflora.

The society recently interviewed the Interflora florist David Denyar to discover what attendees might expect from the event.

He explained that all shows take careful planning from exhibitors as it is often the tiniest details that can sway the opinion of judges.

Mr Denyar revealed that his entry comprises of "a hanging piece of floral art incorporating lots of dahlias from Jon Wheatley and Winchester Growers, and plant material from the gardens of RHS Wisley, cascading down from the ceiling in Lindley Hall".

He also had a number of tips for what garden and greenhouse fans could do to keep busy during autumn, noting that it is still a good time to get some plants settled in before the first winter frosts arrive.

The expert added that he plans to keep some of his plants in pots and overwinter them in a cold frame to give them a head start in spring 2011.

There is a lot of focus being put on the London event, with BBC Gardeners’ World also having previewed the show on Friday (October 1st) evening.