With three jobs & the same number of children, it's the Survival of the Fittest in my garden...
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Harrogate Spring Flower Show (28/04/13)
What a week... I have built my first two show gardens with
my day job, which has been an utter baptism of fire. I had guessed at the long
hours, non delivery of key kit, and general low level panic as plants struggled
to shake off the harsh winter & flowers refused to bloom. I hadn’t
anticipated the overwhelming sense of achievement as people pull together &
the adrenaline rush of plunging plants into a frame and seeing a garden take
shape. My muscles ache & my nose is scorched from the unforgiving winds
that whipped across the site throughout the build. After the rush of the build,
I made time to go back to the show on Friday as a visitor, to glory in the
floral displays and elbow my way to favourite stands with the crowds. Do it
again? In a heartbeat.