Friday was a really busy day being called by the RHS to ask whether I would be available to go on the Alan Titchmarsh show to talk about one of my photographs.
I had entered some images into the RHS Photographer of the Year 2011 and forgotten about it until the call on Friday. The RHS press office called to ask whether I would be free on Monday to go on the show.
Later researchers from the show called and made arrangements to get me to the studios in time. I shall be talking with some other photographers about photographs that were entered into the competition. First tv appearance for me so really looking forward to the day and also to meet Alan Titchmarsh as I know he is as passionate about gardening as myself.
My Grandfather when he was alive was a head gardener and would have been really pleased with my work. I can always remember as a child visiting his allotment and in the summertime eating fresh peas from the pod. The beautiful smell of cracking open a pea pod straight from the plant is one of those great aromas of summer. Also remember eating raspberries straight from the canes, still my favourite fruit.
There must be some gardening gene that runs through the family as my father has the greenest fingers of anyone I know. His skill and patience in getting difficult things to germinate is remarkable. I have been lucky as I have always been surrounded by plants.