Rose paid a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show last week and most kindly sent me some photographs for us all to enjoy. While the show is now over for another year, there are many images still available online, but this personal selection should brighten up what is - in this neck of the woods at least - a dull day.
Speaking of tea, above is part of the floral display at the entrance to the tea marquee, while below you can see the tomatoes on the Waitrose/NFU stand in the Great Pavilion:
Lastly, the Viking Cruises Norse Garden by Sadie May Stowell, and Rose vouches for the cornflowers in the planting there,
and here is the designer with her wonderful Viking ship.
Rose tells me that among her show highlights were Charlotte Rowe's garden, No Man's Land, for ABF: The Soldiers' Charity, The Laurent Perrier Garden which one the award for Best Show Garden, and from the artisan gardens category, The Potter's Garden and the Japanese Togenkyo, A Paradise on Earth.
Thank you, Rose!