Well, what a roller coaster its been…..
Firstly, THANK YOU all so much for your support.
I still can’t believe I’ve won, especially over Sandra and Jojo. Both those ladies are amazing gardeners in their own right.
Jojo can grow just about anything, hence all her Best In Shows, and the reason we nick named her ‘Grow,Grow’.
Sandra was our resident ‘flower lady’, she knows so much about blooms and how to grow them, it could put you to shame.
I’d also like to say a huge thank you to Rekha, Lena, Alexandra, Tony, Alan and Matt. They are all brilliant gardeners, and I class them all as dear friends.
My thanks go to all the production team, especially our ‘Grow’ team. Nelda, Tom, Kate, Lou, we couldn’t have done it with out you. Also to all the rest of the crew, and to Silver River Productions.
I must mention Sandra (not the contestant), and Cory, who maintained the allotments when we weren’t allowed to attend. They watered our greenhouses, and made sure nothing died. So a big thank you to you two.
Mapledurham is a beautiful estate, thank you for letting us film there. It really is a tranquil, quintessential English village. Go and visit the house and mill if you can. If you bake, they produce there own flour from a turbine, which is powered by the Thames.
Fern, Thane, Jonathan and Big Jim are brilliant to work with. The laughs, and tears we’ve shared will be remembered until the day I hang up my gardening gloves for good.
Special thanks have to go to my partner, Matt, for putting up with me throughout the entire experience. Both Matt, and my friend Karen, have eaten more pickles and preserves than is medically recommended for one life time. So thank you for being my guinea pigs, and thank you for your honesty (even though it was sometimes brutal!)
Thanks to my Mum and sister, for keeping family life going without me.
And finally, I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to my Dad, who encouraged me to apply to the show, and thought I’d go ‘all the way’. He was tragically killed during filming, and never got to watch me ‘do him proud’. I LOVE YOU DAD XXX