I had quite a remarkable day today. I went to visit the Edible Garden Show
which is on this weekend at Alexandra Palace in North London. High up on Muswell Hill, that tall antenna is where most of us in North and West London used to get our TV signals from. More from the show in the next post.
But they knew I was coming.. so invited a selection of Royalty and celebrity just to make it interesting. HRH The Prince of Wales arrived the same time I did (we came in separate cars) to have a look around.
Once inside, it was then apparent that the BBC were recording Gardeners' Question Time at this show.
So, James Wong, Pippa Greenwood, Bob Flowerdew and Christine Walkden
, lined up to meet Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
So I floated into a side hall at Alexandra Palace
and sat down.. a strange man with a beard appeared before us, but when he opened his mouth there was no mistaking the familiar voice of Eric Robson
. Isn't it strange that listening to BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time
for most of my life, his voice is so familiar yet his face is not. Today was a real treat for me.
On the panel today, Chris Beardshaw, Bunny Guinness and Bob (Saint Bob) Flowerdew
. This episode is going out next Friday 5th April and repeated on Sunday 6th April. Getting to see Saint Bob in the flesh was a real treat, and another tick on my 'Bucket List'. So for now it's 'Goodbye and Good Gardening'