So, today, along with some like-minded horticulturalist virgins (except one!) I went along to the Hampton Court Flower Show. So easy to get to, and a mini-river cruise included, the sun shone for most of the day, saving the real downpour for when we were getting the ferry back (how considerate!) and a good time was had by all - with the possible exception of NB who was nursing a ferocious hangover, which, despite protestations to the contrary, had a noticeable impact on his ability to deal with the crowds and shopping pursuits of his companions!! Despite this, the show gardens shone in all their glories (see pics) as nature was nurtured to provide us with some glorious displays of its finery.