|The roses are at their best!|
Our last live fencing demos finished at 11 a.m. followed by some filming for Friday night’s programme with Andy Sturgeon. I am pleased we got this – I would have been disappointed to leave Chelsea without a mention on the main Chelsea coverage.
By Friday afternoon visitors were wilting and resting on the walls at the front and rear of the exhibit. I really have not got the heart to move them on. I join Owen and Rob for a last jug of Pimms in Ranelagh Gardens – the Plane trees are really seeking their revenge, irritating throats and eyes with their dusty, prickly cast offs.
I manage a few goodbyes and make my way through the crowds towards the London Gate. I wish I had another day, another week, but then maybe there’s another year. This has been a great Chelsea in many ways. I loved the exhibit; I love what we’ve achieved.
I resist buying another Panama from my friend Mark, then cheer myself up with a little retail therapy on Sloane Square. Once again Planet Chelsea fades into the distance and my real garden appears on the horizon: long grass, plenty of weeds, fading tulips and a million jobs to do. After all gardening is for life – not just for Chelsea.
As ever, your exhibit was one of the best in the show, always look forward to seeing it. All those lovely plants fill me with enthusiasm. Congrats on Gold once again, richly deserved.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much - we had so many lovely comments from visitors - that's really what makes Chelsea worthwhile - much more important than the medal!Delete