Silver Gilt

In case you hasn’t guesed by the title of this post, we won a silver gilt! We’re very pleased about this as we thought our plants were only silver medal standard, and in places the moss on the display was not up to our usual standard.

We also had a record breaking saturday of sales meaning that we can eat in Sikkim! We celebrated last night with a pizza at ‘Frankie and Benny’s’ on Trafalgar Square and it was very nice indeed!

We’re all looking forward to a nice, profitable sunday, followed by getting back home after a great weekend. The brilliant news is that monday is an inset day for us, meaning that we can lie in monday morning as long as we like!


The Wellington Experience!

Everyone on the show team this year (except Stuart) has experienced the Wellington before, but that’s not going to stop us uploading photos to show you just how ‘great’ it is here!

Once you get past the very basic rooms and the breakfast of Ironed flat cheese and spam, it’s actually not bad!  On the plus side, we have all sampled the showers and agreed that they are very good!

Looking forward to getting our medal today.  Will next post tonight!

The basic room!
The basic room!


Photos from set up.

Well, that was quick!  Luke Shackleton was quick to straighten the pins in my card reader and we bring you three pictures from todays set up.


Aaaand we’re off!

This is what all of the build up has been building up to. This weekend is London Orchid Show weekend! The trailer is packed, the plants will go in tomorrow at 4am and then we’ll be off!

If you’re going to the show – we’ll see you there, if not – why not?! If you’re not going you should be able to follow us right here, that is, if the things that look like wifi routers in the RHS hall actually are!

If you can’t tell from the number of explanation marks, we’re all rather excited!