Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Several exciting things have happened recently but first a quick word about what is, to me, the gardening highlight of the year, Chelsea Flower Show. I'm not going to bore you with what I like or what I didn't but the question everyone seemed to be asking was whether or not Chelsea is still relevant today? Well, in many ways of course it isn't. Very few ordinary folk have the kind of budget required to make a Chelsea show garden, or the available labour to get it made from start to end in 3 weeks, but surely that's not the point! It's a SHOW! It's there to show off the wonderful horticultural talent there is in this green and pleasant land, this nation of gardeners and relevance isn't an issue. But it is relevant to the band of garden designers, landscapers and nursery folk who turn up every year at huge expense to show off to the world what they do, to mix with each other and discover new and exciting things that are going on within the industry. And every year it puts this country at the forefront of the horicultural world. It may not be relevant but its horticultural pomp and circumstance, which is what this country is really good at, so I say hooray for Chelsea! I can't wait for next year.
And so to The Physic Garden!! We've sold some plants, we've sown more plants, we (hopefully) are going to be involved in a great growing project with the lovely Emma Bond of Bath Garden Design and Bath Gardening School fame, oh and we've sold some plants!!