Posted: 26/05/2017 at 23:26
It's the Chelsea Flower Show, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. It's supposed to be about horticultural excellence with plants as the main course, not as an afterthought once all the concrete, stone or whatever are in place.
We've had British quarry gardens feature on GW and also in the RHS magazine but they are nothing like the drab, arid mess of that Maltese pastiche. They are lush with trees, shrubs, water - because the UK has rain - and all sorts of plants that will glory in the conditions and make you forget it's essentially a hole in the ground.
I also think the Beeb should spend more time in the marquee showcasing the remarkable plantsmen and women who grow and develop such amazing plants in all their variety and to such high standards.
I can't be the only person not remotely interested in celebs or what they think about it all or what they do in their own gardens. The place is heaving with experts. Let them speak and inform.
Last edited: 26 May 2017 23:27:04