At yesterday’s Newton Park Horticultural Society show my mini pumpkin Hooligan F1 hybrid attracted a lot of comments and compliments but failed to impress the judge as it didn’t win a prizeMy other entry, a collection of four kinds of vegetables (novices only), did better winning a third prize which won me the princely sum of 15p. Someone said…Don’t spend it all at once…which made me laugh as the entry fee had been 15p, and besides which I didn’t even collect my prize!
It was a most enjoyable day and deemed by everyone to have been a great success. There were nearly 500 entries which was up around 10% on last year.This year fellow steward Peter and myself accompanied the flower judges rather than the vegetable one. It was fascinating insight watching them decide on the winners.Once that was done we all had lunch then the show opened to the public. Plenty of people visited to look round before it was time to award the various cups and medalsThe best in show award deservedly went to this entry with everyone commenting on those fantastic looking carrotsAll too soon it was time to call it a day and an hour later the hall was once again clear. A few of us then took our much needed drinks outside to savour the end of what had been a long but highly worthwhile day.