Chelsea - even the Jamaican Prime Minister is there
Does Monty ever do anything for the Chelsea shows?
Joe Swift and Alan Titchmarsh make very uncomfortable bedfellows, Swift watching Alan (Are we only allowed one Sir Alan at one time?) with a cagey grin, their catch up sessions on the BBC2 Chelsea show at least seem unrehearsed, you couldn’t fake Swift’s weary glances or relief when Alan’s retelling of the Queen visiting his show garden actually turned out to be amusing.
Elsewhere, did they feature Rachel de Thames garden? I think it looked amazing, her theme of townies aspiring for an English country garden achieved with style. It looked modern, expensive and satisfying with colourful blooms and foliage encircling the small space. I hope she gets a medal, despite the ‘uproar’’ her comments on garden designers training have caused. It seems small minded to say she’s only on TV, or got sponsorship for her Chelsea garden because of her looks – she obviously has talent.
The interactive footage on BBC, a personal tour with Carol Klein, is brilliant, her interaction with the exhibitors is genuine and her enthusiasm for small alpines or eucalyptus is charming.
Elsewhere in my garden, I’ve finally got the garden organised, planted out all my seedlings and planted up my hanging baskets – all productive this year, strawberries and tomatoes. Photos to follow!
- 19 May, 2008
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