DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Friday - CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2012, Life­style Chan­nel, Fox­tel, 8.30pm

JUST sit out the start with the fork­lifts and the men in hi-vis vests and the host, flower show man­ager Alex Den­ham, talk­ing about how the place looks like a build­ing site, be­cause then it gets to the good bit. I think we must just about see ev­ery ex­hibit, I stopped count­ing. The range is amaz­ing, with in­spi­ra­tion from Wil­liam Wordsworth to Slove­nia to the Bronte sis­ters. The plant of the year? As Alex says, it’s al­ways a hotly con­tested con­test. Hint: it’s poi­sonous, in a good way. Celebri­ties: Michael Caine (pic­tured), Ricky Ger­vais, the Queen.

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