Olivia Rose Austin
It’s all been about vegetables of late on the blog, the time of year I guess. To redress the balance I thought I might talk a bit about flowers, especially since I finally made it to the Chelsea Flower Show last Friday. I did go a number of years ago, hated the crowds and left after a couple of hours vowing never to return but I’ve wondered recently if that decision was a bit rash. This generally happens once the event starts by which time of course all tickets are gone, the difference this year is that I had an opportunity to buy a ‘re-sale’ at face value, dear reader it was meant to be.
What I can report and of course those who go regularly will already know, is that if you get there at opening time you have a good couple of hours to browse around the show and artisan gardens before it gets busy at which point you can head off to the floral marquee.
On a less successful note my photographs were in the main terrible, a probable combination of poor light and over excitement that even photo shop couldn’t rescue, so just one or two will make it onto these pages. One of these is of Olivia Rose Austin a new variety from David Austin Roses. An English leander hybrid with a ‘fruity fragrance’ it’s named after David’s nineteen year old grand daughter.
Quite a beauty I think.