JOSE Mourinho has queried the quality of officiating at this years Chelsea Flower Show after his foxglove-dominated garden came second.
Renowned for his pragmatic yet effective horticulture, Mourinho had intended to win the coveted Best In Show prize but his carefully constructed flower beds finished second to Manuel Pellegrinis hastily yet expensively assembled garden.
Mourinho said: Of course I have to congratulate Pellegrini, his vibrant lupin-strewn planting was world class. But sadly its another flower show that has been ruined by poor decisions from the officials.
My foxgloves really dominated and maybe if just one or two of our electric blue anchusas had been recognised things wouldve been different.
I hate to have to mention the officials, but everyone could see that Pellegrinis Japanese-influenced amelanchier tree, while aptly placed and delicately pruned, was clearly infringing on my frothy Deschampsia cespitosa.
Its no more than I expected though, my herbaceous perennials have been getting no protection all season.
At least Mourinho had a better day than fellow gardener David Moyes who was looking after Sir Alex Fergusons usually successful entry but could only finish seventh after many of his best flowers wilted due to being poorly positioned.