Working at Hove Council nursery
While working at the Hove Council nursery, I was fortunate to be involved in exhibiting Hove’s Floral Clock at the Chelsea Flower Show. It was built in four sections which were filled with soil and filled with carpet bedding plants several weeks before the event. As the plants grew, they were kept clipped in shape. I am afraid carpet bedding is a dying art these days.
A pale shadow of itself
All the sections were transported to the show along with the clock mechanism and many extra plants. The whole thing was assembled on site. I must say at the time we were very proud of our achievement, the like of which will not be seen again. I recently visited Palmeira Square,(I now live in Swindon), and was very disappointed with the state of the Floral Clock which is now a pale shadow of it’s former self.