Chelsea Flower Show update from Hillier Nurseries MD Andy McIndoe
A day of wild creativity. Once the team start to get into the idea the creative juices flow. The Throne of Knowledge has been tranformed into a peacock of aqua and gold - it looks so good I had to go and buy myself a shirt to match!
The terracotta pots for ‘Moroccan Magic’ have taken on hues of orange, yellow and cobalt blue - are they too bright? In the dark shed they do make you flinch a little but the colour is very authentic and when cooled by green foliage and terracotta tiles they will be fine.
The statuary is amazing and we’ve all fallen in love with the Goddess Kartika - she’s beautiful even when sitting on a dreary pallet - I wonder how long it will be before she is draped in a high viz jacket?
Flowers are still slow on foxgloves, roses and other blooming treasures - some will not make it - there’s no point kidding ourselves. Not a lot can be done, it’s in the lap of the Gods - Come on Kartika, do us a favour!