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John Chambers Wildflower Seeds plays a starring role for BBC’s The Instant Gardener

The first episode of the new series of the Instant Gardener previewed on Bank Holiday Monday with a flooded garden in York its focus and John Chambers Wildflower Seed assisting in its overhaul. The team behind John Chambers was approached in April to work with the 12 Yard Production Company on the new series of BBC’s The Instant Gardener. For the first episode the Instant Gardener himself focused on the different applications for wildflowers covering, turf, plugs and seed incorporating them into the garden overhaul at York.

The John Chambers team spent the afternoon demonstrating the intensive process and labour of love that goes into the creation of their wildflower seed mixes. As a supplier to the landscape trade the team understands the importance of the authenticity of the wildflower seed, its cleanliness and the reliability of germination. They created a mix of 8 British native wildflower types for the Instant Gardener including Buttercup, Oxeye Daisy, Salad Burnet, Selfheal and Lady’s Bedstraw, the mix was well received and immediately incorporated into the garden makeover to accompany the wildflower turf, plugs and Yorkshire bluebells and cowslips.

George Parkinson whose garden was profiled on the Instant Gardener commented:

‘I love my wildflowers and had a great day filming with you in the seed den!’

Stuart Ball, Wildflower Manager added:

‘It was great to be behind the scenes, filming for such a great BBC programme. The focus on wildflower seeds for the first episode was appropriate for the garden and also demonstrated how flexible and simple wildflowers can be. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting the presenters and the production team plus, it was a great opportunity to promote British native wildflower seed to the nation.’ 
L-R Stuart Ball Wildflower Sales Manager, Helen Skelton TV Presenter & Barry Mitchell, Wildflower Production Manager.
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