Its the last week of May and time for roses to do something very special. The buds are bursting into colour and throughout June they will bloom their socks off. The warm air will be filled with scented delight - a smell evocative of a quintessential summer.
Last weeks blog topic of miniature gardens leads nicely onwards to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19-23 May). Undeniably wonderful, stimulating, inspirational (and any other positive adjectives that you care to plant in front), Chelsea is the place to be next week.
Why? Because the little patches of land that are transformed during these few days of floriferous frivolity at Chelsea are diminutive garden wonders. They have been engineered and preened in order to create a tiny portion of paradise. Just like miniature gardens, but bigger. They are Honey, I shrunk the garden type of spaces. Lets face it, if you have seen the Artisan Gardens at Chelsea you will appreciate that they do not represent the average suburban garden. Which is why designing them is such an accomplishment.
With RHS Chelsea just around the corner (19-23 May), the entire topic of gardens is being ameliorated into the position of centre stage. Its all about structure, landscaping, planting, colours, scent, water and above all else, enjoyment. Hurrah, thats just as it should be. Its the time of year when we all become even more enthusiastic about everything planty and we take home a desire to improve our own little patch of paradise, if only in miniature.