Only one crazy week until we close for the long-awaited summer break. And while we are still madly working to complete all of our projects in time for Christmas and also making much needed preparations for projects beginning in the New Year, I have taken a little time out for a sentiMETAL moment.
Reading back though the stories posted on the Lump blog over the last year; there are many sentiMETAL moments to choose from. But one defining sentiMETAL experience that stood out to me, and I think it always will is The Chelsea Experience. Best. In. Show.
Not only just because earlier this year we won the big prize but for all of the years we were lucky enough to be involved. And for all of the years and extremely hard work of so many dedicated people that it took to make it to Best. In. Show.
Wes Fleming of Fleming’s Nurseries has taken a different Australian Team to Chelsea each year for nine years and earlier this year became the first Australians ever to take home the coveted “Best in Show” award.
At Lump we have been fortunate to be part of four of Fleming’s teams winning Silver – Gilt with Mark Browning, Gold with Jamie Durie, Silver - Gilt with Jason Hodges and now Gold and Best in Show with Phillip Johnson. To say we are thrilled and over the moon would be an understatement.
That indeed was the last time that Wes will take on the Chelsea Flower Show. And although his decision to “hang up his boots” was made long before the winning result was through, it is a great tribute and inspiration that his childhood dream of winning the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been realized with this last entry.
Congratulations to Phillip Johnson and the entire crew of 2013 for taking the Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Fleming’s Nurseries to its pinnacle.
And a huge thank you to Wes and Leanne from Fleming’s and to all of Fleming’s Nurseries for your never wavering Olympic spirit. It’s been a pleasure and whether celebrated on location or from afar, it’s been an unforgettable experience.
I will share more sentiMETAL moments from the Lump blog and from the Lump Crew over the Christmas holidays so don’t forget to check in for a read. And feel free to get all sentiMETAL on us and share your own Lump sentiMETAL moments too.