Forget the endless, freezing southerly and visit the Chelsea Flower Show.
Courtesy of clever technology you can go on a 360o tour of each garden from the comfort of your living room, without having to cope with crowds and sore feet.
Among the more unusual designs was James May's Paradise in Plasticine. In describing the design, he notes:
Ever since William Harbutt, a teacher, invented Plasticine in the late 19th century, it has been endlessly used to model something like little penguins in a bow tie, or an unconvincing two-inch-high Eiffel Tower. It’s high time the full expressive breadth of this modelling medium was revealed.
The photograph is from my Rangitumau Garden Tour series.