DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
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.