RHS celebrates successful show

Today (October 6th) saw the end of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) last major event of the year.

The Autumn Harvest Show was wrapped up at about 17:00 BST and heralded as a great success by its organisers.

A number of top garden and greenhouse companies and organisations took part in the event, including the award-winning Somerset nursery Pennard Plants.

Specialists in heritage apple trees that can be grown in containers on balconies or patios, the firm put on a display of how to go about pruning and training fruit trees with the help of expert Chris Smith.

"We want people to make the connection between the plants they grow and the food in their kitchen," he explained.

Visitors were also treated to a demonstration from Guy Pullen, who explained how to use winter containers to easily get the best out of your garden.

Meanwhile, the RHS recently put tickets on sale for its main 2011 events, including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which draws attention from around the world.