What luxury! A morning in bed on Wednesday recovering from the exhausting work of the Chelsea Flower Show - Jane allowed me this day off as I worked Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately I missed taking photos of some of the most amazing Miracle-Gro’wers. I hear that Kirtlington Primary School, near Oxford, told some funny jokes and Sayes Court, Addlestone, Surrey and Malborough Primary School, Harrow, Middlesex, amused the crowds as both wore 70’s costumes. Dressing up in character really does get the cameras flashing, and we must remember this next year. It’s fun for the school pupils and fun for the visitors too.
We also hear that on their tour around the show, Gemma and Gabriel from Kirtlington were also lucky enough to climb to the top of the Flemings Australian Garden. Exhibitors here do seem to treat youngsters almost as well as Royalty.
Pupils of Holtspur Primary of Beaconsfield, Bucks came onto the 70’s garden to point out their great craft and plant skills. They proudly pointed out their ‘Rocking Rocket’ guitar, the white platform boots they christened ‘Smelly Feet’ and a ‘Space Hopper’ bouncer filled with potatoes.
Pupils from East Bergholt Primary School, Ipswich, Suffolk were pleased to see their scarecrow in the middle of the 2013 garden working hard ‘online’ from his laptop. Was he ordering Flower Magic from the online gardening shop at LoveTheGarden I wonder? Pupils also untangled their CD bird scarer a few times as the wind whipped through the opening of the Great Pavilion that is close by.
Our friend Christine Walkden was on the stand again on Wednesday to record a piece for The One Show, which we understand is due for broadcast on Friday evening at 7pm on BBC1. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures to post at the moment. But Paul took many photos and I will publish them here as soon as possible, and also will provide news on the schools I’ve missed.