TopVeg – growing veg,fruit&herbs

June 3, 2009

plant consultant

Filed under: Uncategorized — TopVeg @ 6:51 am

Malcolm Allison  loves plants.  He is passionate about the complexity of  plant varieties and their suitability for different gardens.  He knows where to source the plants , including old varieties.



With a degree in botany and an MSc in forestry, Malcolm understands what plants will go where & which plants:

  • are locally appropriate
  • are in keeping with the character of the garden
  • will do well on particular soils, different aspects & climates

With a wealth of knowledge of garden plants, including old varieties of fruit trees, Malcolm is able to:

  • audit your garden
  • tell you what is interesting and rare
  • suggest what to do next

Click the link to read an article written by Malcolm:

Malcolm has bred an exciting strain of purple broad bean which he has called Midwinter.  To read about the development of the Midwinter strain of broad bean, or to buy a starter pack, click the link.

Click the contact us button & complete the form if you would like to find out more, or have a chat with Malcolm about your needs.


  1. [...] This article on Cayeux Irises has been written by Malcolm Allison, plant consultant. [...]

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  2. [...] Malcolm Allison, plant consultant, has planted a cherry orchard with several varieties of cherries.  He employs various methods to deter the birds, and sells the fruit at local farm shops. [...]

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  3. [...] flowers — Tags: lilly, plant consultant — TopVeg @ 9:23 pm Lilium longiflorum by Malcolm Allison Lilium longiflorum is the Easter Lily, a native of the islands of southern Japan, where it grows [...]

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  4. [...] bean  Midwinter is an exciting  new strain  bred by Malcolm Allison. The Midwinter strain is characterised by flowers in shades of pink & red and seeds that are [...]

    Pingback by Broad Bean Midwinter – a new strain « Top Veg — August 5, 2009 @ 8:30 am

  5. [...] Filed under: flowers — TopVeg @ 9:24 pm Zauschneria californica ‘Dublin’  by Malcolm Allison Zauschneria californica ‘Dublin’ , unsurprisingly, is a Californian plant & it [...]

    Pingback by Zauschneria californica ‘Dublin’ « Top Veg — August 11, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

  6. [...] Malcolm Allison, our plant consultant, has answered: [...]

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