What did I NOT like about Chelsea

Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 300
In general I look forward to the tv coverage of Chelsea and invariably enjoy it. However certain phases sometimes jar with me, ON TREND being one. I heard it repeated three times in under two minutes. Not TRENDY or POPULAR but ON TREND. The other is when trendy (or would that be ON TRENDY) garden designers ponse up their design but saying "Oh to represent the Manchester Ship Canal we've included a 3ft x 3ft pond, or it's industrial past by including a chunk of rusty iron". It's a garden after all. Is it attractive for goodness sake? Is it well planted? Would I like that as my garden?
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  • B3B3 Posts: 9,727
    The trouble is by the time your on trend garden is mature, on trend will have moved on to something completely different😉
    Best to set your own trend and wait for Chelsea to catch up with you.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,090
    Ha ha 😂. It really wouldn't be a real Manc garden if they didn't shoehorn in references to cotton, the worker bee or graphene. 😉
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,905
    I think expecting it to be about gardening, is missing the point. It is a show, a spectacle, and just sometimes, beautiful gardens are the result. The great pavilion is the place for horticulture.
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  • Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 300
    Ye're, cool, innit. (Swinging or dodgy for the over Seventies).
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,498
    repeating the same phrases endlessly is always annoying (see Curmudgeons' Corner). Politicians needing to 'step up to the plate', actors 'going on a journey', any property porn TV show with a house that 'ticks all the boxes'. 

    I imagine it's the problem with asking people - even ones used to speaking on camera - to talk without a script. 
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  • repeating the same phrases endlessly is always annoying (see Curmudgeons' Corner). Politicians needing to 'step up to the plate', actors 'going on a journey', any property porn TV show with a house that 'ticks all the boxes'. 

    I imagine it's the problem with asking people - even ones used to speaking on camera - to talk without a script. 
    Very true.
    It's speech designed to make the speaker sound like they know what they're talking about. Industry talk that makes it easier to speak in jargon.

    My personal bug bear is the massive overuse of 'robust', from politicians, to people in education. Argh!!!
  • What I hate most of all is the background foreground music, which plays for no apparent reason, and which is totally inappropriate. Gardens are supposed to be relaxing, but what do we get? Drums, crashing cymbals and blaring brass!
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,304
    My bug bear is the words 'months'. Presenters bang on about the 'winter months' and 'summer months'. I end up yelling at the TV. Masterchef is addicted to the phrase 'as well'. Once you spot these oddities it's hard to be oblivious. But they are tiny irritants.
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,057
    What I hate most of all is the background foreground music, which plays for no apparent reason
    Hear-hear! (so to speak).
  • Jess is in the GardenJess is in the Garden Posts: 1,022
    edited 24 May
    What I hate most of all is the background foreground music, which plays for no apparent reason
    Hear-hear! (so to speak).








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