Posted: 31/05/2016 at 14:16
There were various comments throughout the week ( I know Alex Polizzi was one who alluded to it), that these days it is all very "corporate", and I feel there is an element of the Emperor's New Clothes about some of it. I used to love watching it, but this year more than ever, I have found myself fast forwarding through vast chunks of my recordings. I was interested in Monty's comments as he always strikes me as someone who doesn't suffer fools gladly - he must have had to bite his tongue at times!!
Does anyone know the judges comments re: giving the Yorkshire garden "only" a silver medal?
I think I have come to believe that Chelsea is more a luvvie fest these days with the corporate giants throwing money at Show Gardens to get their names in the spotlight - and am I being too cynical to be surprised that M&G Investments who support the show, got a Gold medal for their garden? Don't get me wrong, it deserved it, but if it had been the Yorkshire show garden, would that still have got Silver?