Give us ‘real’ gardens
HAVING read Peter Seabrook’s comments about Chelsea (AG, 19 May), I could not agree more! We should see a return to more ‘ordinary gardens’ which mean something to the ordinary gardener!
Having seen the preview to this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, it would appear that we are to be treated to more lumps of concrete, strikingly similar to the Gold winner last year, which looked like a cemetery and of no horticultural interest at all. We want plants and flowers, with the camera remaining on them for more than a fleeting moment and a lot less talk. Who needs this psycho-babble and does every garden have to have some high-and-mighty meaning? Please tell them to come back down to earth.
Melanie Beasley, email
“This year we are being treated to more lumps of concrete,” says Melanie