RHS Chelsea Flowers early

The Independent  says that “Visitors to Chelsea could be in for a very different experience this year, as unusual weather over the preceding months has forced many garden designers to rethink their plans. A cold snap followed by the warmest April on record has meant the best laid turf of many gardeners has gone awry at the annual horticultural event. “It’s affected pretty much everyone,” said garden designer Cleve West. “Spring came two weeks early in the south of England, which meant many plants flowered a couple of weeks ago and we can’t use them.

“It’s swings and roundabouts really. I potted a lot of parsnips that usually flower in June, and also I’ve got some trees that are normally quite late in coming out so it meant we didn’t have to force them… I think that Chelsea will be different for people this year, which will make it very interesting.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/house-and-home/gardening/price-of-tickets-for-chelsea-flower-show-grows-out-of-control-2284661.html

Beautiful English roses blooming early in central London this week

Wonder what the UK weather will deliver for Chelsea’s annual extravaganza in just 6 days time. Predictions from Positive Weather Solutions who have a reputation for accuracy with their forecasts, suggest that it should be dry for most of the time with some decent spells of sunshine.
http://www.positiveweathersolutions.co.uk/Chelsea-Flower-Show—Tuesday-May-24th-to-Saturday-May-28th.php

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