I was very honoured to be invited to Vauxhall Barracks to film with Gardeners’ World today. There has been an ongoing project to build a community garden on the base, which has been featured several times on the show.
Today the group were throwing a lunch party to celebrate the garden and show the results of all their efforts. I was asked to come along with Rachel de Thame to help the ladies arrange their garden flowers ready for the event. It was great fun and lovely to see how everyone had pulled together to create a fantastic space for all to enjoy.
The ladies had cut buckets of flowers the previous day. We had sweet peas, ammi, scabious, larkspur and lavender to play with. There was a bright mix of colour and enough to do 10 jugs, several posies and a flower ball, which took pride of place hanging in the centre of the tent.
I’m told it will be screened in a couple of weeks, so we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime here are a few snapshots.
Rachel De Thame helping create a hanging flower ball
Inside the army tent with all of our creations.
Me with some of the ladies from Vauxhall Barracks.