Watch John explaining why you should vote for Pieris formosa var. forrestii

Plant Champion: John Burwell, 82, from Southampton

Retired GP John has been an enthusiastic gardener for more than 50 years. He really enjoys Pieris and has a small collection of them in his garden, two of which are now over eight feet high. John has fond memories of driving up to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on his days off as a GP and parking on a bomb site in the King's Road.


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