What is your earliest ‘plant memory’? (October competition)

Mine was growing the tallest sunflower in my home town of Nantwich when I was just 5 years old. The first TV gardener, Percy Thrower gave me a book token for my efforts and I have been growing plants ever since!

Reply with your earliest ‘plant memory’ before the end of October, and we’ll give our favourite response a £50 ‘plant token’ to spend at The Kew Gardener. Get thinking!


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  1. Mine was a Rose…..because I got yelled at by my mother for kicking my football into her favourite roses, cut my arms getting the ball back and then realised my ball was punctured by the thorns! I now love Roses… hated them as a child 😊

  2. Mine was from school, being given a packet of Nasturtiums seeds. All small and wrinkly, and planting them on our ground floor balcony, we didn’t have a garden! And watching them in time, with careful watering, growing up the rails of the balcony to literally cover every rail, with beautiful flowers. Love those flowers, a great favourite of mine.

  3. I remember discovering at an early age the wonderful fragrances and aromas that flowers added to our garden. The irises under the kitchen window and the night scented stock along the paths were my favourites.

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