We therefore wish to acknowledge the election of Darcy Wilson, much as it pains us to do so.
To show that we are good sports, we have had our plant breeding specialists working through the night, in the Swift For Sure Hybridisation Laboratories, to bring you a brand new Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, "Sir Matthew Wilson".
We have also arranged for it to be on sale from this morning at several reputable nursery outlets. Described as "Vigorous, with big red flowers and staying power", we feel it exactly matches the man himself.
And we're not bitter or anything, but it looks best planted with "Mephistopheles" and "Hellfire".