It's my first ever trip to the Chelsea Flower Show.
There are crowds. I mean, this is like Cup Final day (only the people are smarter and the only scarves they are wearing are fashioned from pure silk).
This unusual display of beautiful glass blooms caught my eye because it's called Isfahan - and I've been there. The colour of these flowers is one of the many shades of blue which abound in that amazing city.....
To be honest, most of the plants were past their best (it was the end of a long, very hot week).
Lilies wilted and only the spooky carnivorous plants looked completely comfortable in the humid atmosphere. But the Dutch hyacinths were exquisitely-scented and I discovered a magnificent display of a flower I adore.
It's the same flower which Harriet Vane carried in her bouquet when she married Lord Peter Wimsey. I love it but can never spell it and am going to have to go and look it up.
What's your favourite flower, and why?