Blooming fabulous result for Taylors Clematis Nursery

Chris Cocks, of Taylors Clematis, with a silver-glit award which the company won for their clematis. Picture: Andrew Roe

Chris Cocks, of Taylors Clematis, with a silver-glit award which the company won for their clematis. Picture: Andrew Roe

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Taylors Clematis Nursery has had a blooming marvellous result at the Royal Horticultural Society’s flower show in Tatton Park.

It achieved a silver-gilt flora award at the show for its display of clematis.

Chris Cocks, 38, who runs the nursery in Askern with his wife, Suzy, 48, said: “We still strive for a gold but we’re really pleased to get the silver. We’ve had gold once there last year so we can’t grumble.

“We’re fortunate that we have enough space to grow 40,000 plants so we have a choice of quite a lot to go to the flower show with.

“We have the cream of the crop. It’s a case of having everything 100 per cent spot on.”

There were some 30 varieties of clematis on their stand and they were judged as ‘excellent’ in all categories.

Chris said: “We also got the same medal awarded at the Chelsea Flower Show in mid-May.

“We were told we missed out on gold because we had too much flower on our display and they couldn’t see much foliage - we couldn’t believe it!”

Meanwhile, Barbara Adair of Stopecrop Nurseries in Haxey also won a silver-gilt flora award for her floral marquee at Tatton Park.