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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.

Up-date on the Shallots + Blanch Leeks


Can you remember the shallots that I had planted during early October last year after a conversation with a fellow exhibitor at the Shepton Mallet Show? The twenty bulbs that I planted for trial were growing at the side of my furthest polytunnel which is the same spot exactly that I grew them in last year. The constant rain that we have experienced ever since has killed off any chance of some top quality specimens from them.

I have two varieties of blanch leek growing well in their four inch pots, I intend to plant 15 of the Peter Clark variety and 40 of the improved Welsh seedling leek from my own stock in four beds that grew my exhibition onions last year.


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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