It’s a great luxury to visit a flower show on Press Day, before the crowds arrive. The Lakes Hospitality Association have a marquee, so I’ve been able to sneak in as part of the build-up team. The garden which has attracted all the interest is”A Matter of Time” by Tony Smith which features a naked alien in a bed of lettuces, but the garden with the most chutzpa is “A Handbag of Memories” designed by Dori Miller. I just happened to be admiring the garden when thirty girls wearing pink boas burst onto the scene and into song. They were the Chester community choir, whose tenth anniversary the garden celebrates, and I’m quite sure that none of the tens of thousands of visitors to the show will have had more fun than we did this afternoon.