RHS Chelsea is a very exciting occasion for a host of reasons. It gives us, the public, the chance to feel inspired by show gardens, an opportunity for manufacturers to promote innovative new materials, leading designers can unleash their most creative ambitions, and it is a landmark occasion for businesses to launch new products.
Just this week David Austin launched their latest rose, Emma Bridgewater; An unusual pink shrub rose with a light-medium tea fragrance. ''... offering a kaleidoscope of colours, at first pink with a yellow button eye, then brighter coral-pink tones softening to mauve and lilac.''
Of course I've already ordered one for myself. It will joining my steadily growing collection at home - all planted in my Medium Tapered Cretan Planters.
Thomas Pearson