The GW live plant swap failed to capture the camaraderie of gardeners eager to give their excess plants a happy life by swapping them for an 'objet du désir'. In fact the faux jollity and bantering induced a certain melancholy.
Fat Rascal has, as usual, captured the feeling of the whole occasion..
The Plant Swap
Gardener's World Live was a bit of a flop
Who thought that standards had further to drop?
Joe's clownish antics brought on a strop
But the saddest of all was this year's plant swap
It should be exciting, it should be good fun!
Exchange of our excess -what we've always done
The Cosmos looked like it was missing the sun
Trop de chagrin for this chubby bun.
Was it absence of Monty that caused this despair?
Would it have been different if he had been there?
Was there a seedling that you'd want to share?
Bonjour tristesse! I expect better fare!