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The latest from RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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By John Clowes, Gardening Guru

Tuesday afternoon and the weather is delightful and the crowds are enjoying warm, sunny weather. We have we have been innundated with interested visitors and the school pupils from all over the country have been explaining their growing experiments and answering all the questions raised.

Attendees of the Wylye Coyotes After-School Club, Soren Brayne (9) and Grace Beales (6).
Attendees of the Wylye Coyotes After-School Club, Soren Brayne (9) and Grace (6).

Jordan (left) and Connor of The Dearne Academy, Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire shield many of the Flower Magic plants.
Jordan (left) and Connor of The Dearne Academy, Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire shield many of the Flower Magic plants.

Jordan and Connor from The Dearne Academy, Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire have been talking about the hundrds of Flower Magic pots they grew in their greenhouse and explaining the floers they found in the Pink & White mixture.

The Rt Hon John Hayes, visits Chelsea Flower Show.
The Rt Hon John Hayes, visits Chelsea Flower Show.

Pupils Millie Briggs and Tia Copeland of Digby CofE Primary School, Near Sleaford, Lincs.
Pupils Millie and Tia of Digby CofE Primary School, Near Sleaford, Lincs.

In the afternoon two schools welcomed a Cabinet Minister from Downing Street who came along especially to see the pupils of Digby CofE Primary School, Sleaford, Lincolnshire and Chaucer Juniors, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. The MP John Hayes came to the show because Sleaford is in his Lincolnshire constituency and he had already attended a garden party held at Chaucer school. James Wheatley (11) from Chaucer dressed up as the Mad Hatter and Lydia Bedford (9) wore a wonderful Alice dress. They were joined by Millie Briggs (8) and Tia in a group picture with Jane and I. You can spot John Hayes, in his more formal suit, befitting the Senior Parliamentary Advisor the the Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron.

Bradley Barton pupils Keirnan Harris (11) and Rosie Barker.
Bradley Barton pupils Keirnan (11) and Rosie.

Chaucer Juniors pupils James Wheatley and Lydia Bedford admire the three character dolls created by other Chaucer students.
Chaucer Juniors pupils James and Lydia admire the three character dolls created by other Chaucer students.

In a smooth changeover of two Mad Hatters and two Alices, pupils from Bradley Barton Primary School, Newton Abbot, Devon took to the Compost stand to show the publc results from the school's growing trials. Kiernan (11) must have been really hot in that tall hat and red wig, while Rosie looked as cool as a cucumber in her delightful Alice costume. Well done to all!

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