i've been busy this week scanning through my photos and putting together a series of must have flowering plants for my talk this Thursday and Friday at the Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala, - I must admit to being a little bit nervous. Apparently there will be thousands of visitors to this show, and over half of the parishes in the Guildford Diocese have put on a display of flowers. There will be up to 50 people who can attend my presentation, so I hope I don't get tongue tied.
I was lucky enough to be given a tour of the Cathedral and shown where each of the displays will be. As someone who's regularly been round the small marquees of flowers at Chelsea, Hampton Court and Malvern shows, and marvelled at how they get the flowers to show them selves off like that, I know i'm going to enjoy having a good nosey around before I give my talk.
I'm following on from the morning workshop about Clematis from one of my former colleagues at RHS Wisley, - David Jewell - no pressure on any front then!
If you are planning to go along on either Thursday or Friday then I do have a couple of complimentary tickets available for my talk, please leave a comment on this blog and I will get back to you. The event is open Saturday as well, with Childrens activities between 11 and 2 for more information about the Feast for the Soul, Flower Gala, click here