I was very happy to read through the April issue of Gardens Illustrated and see that they have a new star in the magazine, Adele Ford. I know that Adele is a great designer because I went and saw her show gardens at the Hampton Court Flower Show, both of which got gold. Adele is also a hands on gardener which I think makes her a better designer, Adele understands how plants grow and so will use them better than those who do not have this knowledge. Adele’s hands have been in the soil here at Great Dixter. One of the reason I read this magazine is because they give young and interesting people a chance to shine. Watch this star shine.