Posted: 25/05/2017 at 11:58
And from me Hosta ........ thought the plants were beautiful and your friend gave a charming interview. It really gave an insight into what it's like to show there.
As for the show gardens ....... love 'em or loathe 'em, I think it's like a lot of design ....... the prize winners, show stoppers etc aren't what we'd choose for ourselves ........... I mean, which one of us would wear a Vivienne Westwood or John Galliano catwalk creation ... but the clothes they show on those models influence the clothes in the High Street, whether it's M&S, Debenhams or wherever ... the colours, patterns and shapes are all influenced by what goes on at the fashion shows.
It's the same for garden design ... the influences are 'watered down', but they are there in the garden centres and nurseries all over the country ... and if their displays weren't always looking new and interesting the horticultural industry would soon be in decline. Very few of us really want the same old same old every year.