I wondered if the bigguns were the Marmande variety. Two summers ago we grew some but they went to potato blight, like the rest of West Sussex.
To have received a gold award from the RHS is the highest accolade. You must be so proud of your younger brother!
I have a dog, too. A loopy blue rhoan cocker spaniel who will be 15 this December. Spanner is just as cussed as I am.