Chelsea and The Power of Plants

May 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Aqulegia and Anthriscus sylvestris

 

Cow Parsley and Aquilegias always remind me of Chelsea Flower Show but fashions change and a new combination will no doubt emerge. Alliums are another Chelsea favourite.

Press Day is a great day for photographers to see and photograph pristine plants, all polished and tidy for the judging. With the celebrities milling about you might think this is really a jolly day out but it is  exhausting. I used to be there for 5am but and would have to be finished by 3pm for the Queen’s visit. Leaving home at 3am followed by a mad rush round trying to different shots from the other photographers and dodging the TV crews who will happily move you on just as I set up ‘the shot’. Sounds all very  glamorous but it’s not. I am usually dead on my feet and saying ‘never again….

Until it all comes around again.   I am now there at a more leisurely 7am and more relaxed. Attracted by those pristine plants, sumptuous gardens and meeting up with friends and colleagues, I am sufficiently powered up and ready to hit it again..

That is the Power of Plants.


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