I've just got back from a wonderful day at this year's Chelsea Flower Show where there was so much to take in, so I'm still sorting through in my mind which stories I'm going to bring you this year.
I couldn't resist showing you the 'grand reveal' of the New Covent Garden Flower Market's debut in the Great Pavilion which I previewed on Sunday. It was getting a lot of attention yesterday and I was delighted to receive a replica brooch of the Queen's head part of the design from Ming Veevers Carter herself.
There was a huge buzz around this design, and I had the joy of discussing it with Carol Kirkwood, who thought it was 'just fabulous'. We wondered who'd manage to bring THE shot of the show - the above picture with a Chelsea Pensioner in the frame. Sadly I missed the opportunity by a few seconds, though I'm sure it'll crop up at some point this week.
More from Chelsea to come...
I've just heard this scooped a gold medal and the New Design award. Congratulations to everyone involved.... and then courtesy of Twitter:
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