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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.

Buffalo, Bison and Toughball Onions


I first introduced the Buffalo onion on to the show scene when the National Vegetable Society Championships were held at Swansea many years ago and it is still winning at the highest level. Today however we have some newer varieties that seem to be superior in shape and keeping qualities. Toughball is one recent introduction that has a globe shape coupled with a lovely brown colour. Another, even newer introduction, is Bison which is much more uniform in shape than Toughball, fully globular with light brown skin colour and deep prominent veining that makes it stand out on the show bench.


Growing Parsnips

25th July 2007 I am often asked what is the best method of growing both long carrots and parsnips for the show

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