One of the best things about having a show garden at Chelsea is that you can invite family and friends to visit the show in the evening and to share a glass of champagne when the crowds have gone. Tonight our visitors included the Isaac-Welcome family and it was just great to catch up with them in person for the first time since ‘How the Other Half Live’ was screened. We all agreed that the response of the general public had been unexpectedly warm and generous. Dominique was excited by the fact that she had been recognised in the street more than 60 times. My own experience at Chelsea has been that dozens of strangers have asked to shake my hand or take my photo or even to ask for my autograph. I was delighted that Megan, Daniel’s assistant in the production team, was also able to join us and we all went out for a late and excellent supper at Chutney Marys in the New Kings Road afterwards.