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Medwyn Williams

Hello. I'm Medwyn Williams – eleven times Gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, Past Chairman of the Royal Horticultural Society Fruit Vegetable and Herb Committee and President of the National Vegetable Society.

Bin Ends Seed


Don’t forget to visit my Bin Ends section of the shop. We have now entered some Cornell Cauliflower seed which is no longer available. We have also added some Ramco Cabbage which is also no longer available as is Cucumber Naomi, a favourite with many growers.  Once these have been sold that’s the la

Cucumber Naomi grown by one of the masters at growing cucumbers – Charlie Maisey from Puntyclun South Wales.

st of them. Buy them now and put the packets in a jam jar with a sealed lid and place it in the bottom of your fridge, the seed should be viable for a couple of years.

David Metcalfe with top quality 3 Cornell Cauliflowers which he won the NVS Championships with at Llangollen in 2011.

These Ramco Cabbages, grown by Chris Hewlett were top quality and each won weighed in at 36lb. We will now have to see what it’s replacement is going to be like.


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4 thoughts on “Bin Ends Seed

  1. Good to see that you are back on the blog, my seeds arrived on Friday. What do you know about the trial pea? e.g. any resistance to mildew? I have tried and failed to get half decent peas even for Shrewsbury and even John Branham can’t defeat the mildew down our way once we get well into August

    1. The Pea is called Alexandra and in my opinion, as well as a few other top pea growers such as Ian Simpson, that it’s nowhere near the same league as Show Perfection. It is supposed to have some resistance to mildew which has to be a plus point and I quote from the Thompson and Morgan catalogue – ‘Specifically bred for its resistance to downy and powdery mildew’.
      I grew a few of them last year in large tubs next to some Show Perfection and there didn’t appear to be any vigour in it. I won’t be growing it again.

  2. Thanks Medwyn, I tried a variety called Dorian last year, just about got two sets of six for vilage show from ten plants, I didn’t really give them much attention but I am not convined they are anything special but at least they didn’t succumb to mildew.

  3. Hello Medwyn,
    I am trying to obtain contact details for John Ellis who wrote on your blog 15/1/13 regarding his results with The Dorian Pea seed.

    Do you have John Ellis’s e-mail address or Tel No that you can forward to me ?

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards Ian Simpson

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