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.

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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.

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Off to pick up something from the organiser’s office, I see Tom Hart Dyke addressing a lavender plant on Downderry’s display,

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“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him”

and see Collection Holders putting final touches to their displays.

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Side by Side – W&S Lockyer and Hoyland Plants

But everywhere, there is purple, always a popular colour at Chelsea, but this year taken to everyone’s heart.

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After the odd hitch, one completed cloakroom, ready to take all the visitors can throw at it.

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We promise to take care of your coats and hats when the sun comes out, not to nibble at your picnics when we get peckish and to save you the trouble of lugging your suitcase around the show.  Ease your day by leaving your stuff with us in the cloakroom, just by the Chelsea Hospital entrance and support Plant Heritage by giving us a donation in return.

Joanna looks at the team, Helen and Sally,  in admiration for what they have achieved

Joanna looks at the team, Helen and Sally, in admiration for what they have achieved

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