Why?

This was the question I posed last week to some of the exhibitors at Chelsea; weeks if not months of preparation, long journeys, finding sitters for the nursery, securing accommodation in London, long days of build up, nail-biting during judging and twelve hour days during the show.  For what?  Silly question.  It's Chelsea, known worldwide as …

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The Colour Purple

(With apologies to Alice Walker) "I like the colour of the carpet" said Joanna as we arrived to set up the Chelsea cloakroom. Taking the shelves out of the stack to make up the Danish trolleys, Joanna checks with Helen that she is holding on tightly.  Note the  Showa gardening gloves in use. Off to pick …

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People

It's the people who make the AGM so very special: some regulars, some first timers.  This is a round up of some of the faces - not comprehensive by any means and in no particular order, but just a flavour of who you might meet and what you might see. Kris Harper (with Sophie Leguil from …

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