Duchess of Cambridge creates magical woodland garden for the Chelsea Flower Show

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,497
    I'm not knocking her, per sé,as I've said, I'm sure she's lovely , it's the whole "celebrity" stuff I can't abide.
    What ever happened to meritocracy ?
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 50,737
    Hostafan1 said:

    What ever happened to meritocracy ?
    Women are still waiting for it ... 😉 
    'There's a flower that shall be mine, 'tis the little celandine.' W Wordsworth





  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,497
    Hostafan1 said:

    What ever happened to meritocracy ?
    Women are still waiting for it ... 😉 
    indeed so, unless , of course, you marry a royal??
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 50,737
    From the above, it seems in fairly short supply even then ... 😉

    There is of course Xa Tollemache who married ‘Helmingham Hall’ was taught to garden by the gardener there and who has since won Gold and silver gilts at Chelsea ... not a trained garden designer at all ... but she’s proved the naysayers wrong ... 
    'There's a flower that shall be mine, 'tis the little celandine.' W Wordsworth





  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,497
    It seems to me that there has been a huge rise in  the number of female garden designers winning at Chelsea recently, certainly compared with , say, 20 or 30 years ago. 
    This is surely to be welcomed?
    Gertrude Jekyll never "trained" as a garden designer, but she wasn't half bad.
    Devon.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 2,194
    Hostafan1 said:
    Gertrude Jekyll never "trained" as a garden designer, but she wasn't half bad.
    Gertrude Hyde was the bad half wasn't she?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,497
    Hostafan1 said:
    Gertrude Jekyll never "trained" as a garden designer, but she wasn't half bad.
    Gertrude Hyde was the bad half wasn't she?
    her stuff was a bit on the wild side.
    Devon.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 2,194
    A lady after my own heart then. o:)
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