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20/05/2014 08:24 BST | Updated 19/07/2014 06:59 BST

Chelsea Flower Show 2014 - Top Five Windows

It's around this time of year that I think a) where is the year going b) thank god it's May and the sun is finally out and c) it's Chelsea Flower Show - bring on the beauty. For me the Chelsea Flower Show kicks off the season and it's one of the reasons I love England so much.

It's around this time of year that I think a) where is the year going b) thank god it's May and the sun is finally out and c) it's Chelsea Flower Show - bring on the beauty. For me the Chelsea Flower Show kicks off the season and it's one of the reasons I love England so much. Tradition, the London season, the rhythm of British Summertime. It's everything that I love and for a girl who grew up in Australia where it was permanently hot and even though for my first 25 years I knew no better, the English way seems completely right and normal to me.

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Now if you are going to Chelsea Flower Show this year you must start your day in Sloane Square where the retailers embrace the show with all the enthusiasm of a great Christmas window opportunity. J Crew are opening in Sloane Square any minute now and have single handedly lowered the temperature in Sloane Square a couple of degrees by wallpapering the entire outside of their building with a zillion plants. Tiffany, Cartier, Pomellato, Rag & Bone and Space NK - you name it, they will all have added a little floral decoration for the week. Here's my top 5 store windows celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show 2014:

1) L.K. Bennett

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2) Kate Spade

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3) Rag & Bone

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4) Moyses Stevens

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5) John Lewis

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Donna Ida have gone less real but no less fabulous with yellow pom poms forming a beautiful sun. Go and see it and tell me if you can feel the warmth beating out :)

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If you'd like to see more of the glorious floral displays, we'll be updating our blog each day with new photos from around the Chelsea area.

And before I go again this year, here I am at my first ever Chelsea Flower Show in 2011. I went with two lovely friends who are enthusiastic gardeners and super keen to educate me on the pleasures of gardening. I'm an appreciator more than a doer when it comes to gardening.

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I'm hoping the weather holds out this year, from what I was wearing at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show something tells me we were having a typical English Summer. The James Jeans Twiggy in Slate that I was wearing in this picture still hangs in my wardrobe, and I might try them again this year. This time teamed with a printed silk blouse from LA brand Joie, the LA brand for a cool, elegant, chic look.

Chelsea Flower Show 20-24 May 2014 - visit RHS for more information http://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show