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

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,634
    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: 55,675
    Hostafan1 said:

    What ever happened to meritocracy ?
    Women are still waiting for it ... 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,634
    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: 55,675
    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 ... 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,634
    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: 3,469
    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: 21,634
    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: 3,469
    A lady after my own heart then. o:)
  • Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 356
    Why isn’t this garden included into People’s choice Award???
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,096
    Only judged gardens can be voted for.
    You wouldn't know a diamond if you held it in your hand
    The things you think are precious, i don't understand
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