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Yesterday was the Shrewton Flower Show, and we had a lovely day for it. The entries were down on last year, but I am not surprised after the weather we have had this year. We had the Shrewton Silver Band playing during the afternoon, and all the usual stalls, selling home made soaps, cards, boot sales, plants, and our Country Market Stall, where I help out for my sins. I took a few photos of the flower arrangements for you, and to cap the day off I won the cup for the best garden in the Till Valley. A lovely surprise.

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Oh,well done Cinders, I just knew you would do it this year..! I am delighted for you ..it is well deserved,and not before time :o)....and I love your pics of the flower show too..added to Faves :o) x

29 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Sandra, I really couldn't believe it, the previous winner had won it six times in a row, so it was lovely to break the cycle.

29 Jul, 2012

 

Good on ya Cinderella...Im delighted for you...:>)

29 Jul, 2012

 

Congrats Cinders and very well done! Lovely blog too.

29 Jul, 2012

 

Well done you.........some beautiful arrangements, very professional.

29 Jul, 2012

 

Well done you - seeing your garden on here - I think you deserve it. Hope the other person wasn't too gutted!
Nice arrangments and thanks for sharing :)

29 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks all, you have all been wonderful with your support. The other person was very gracious in defeat and congratulated me. She said she was pleased for me Scottish.

29 Jul, 2012

 

Congratulations, it must have been harder this year!

29 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Denise. Yes it was, but my phlox came out just right for the judging, so it was quite colourful when the judges came around last week.

29 Jul, 2012

 

Congratulations so pleased for you, your garden is a delight so well deserved, loved the flower arrangements thank you for sharing your village show and your great news :o)

29 Jul, 2012

 

I love looking around local village shows. I used to like entering into our friendly autumn show but it was a company one and you had to work there. Well done on winning the best garden. Looking at your photos, its easy to see why you won it. Do you get to keep the cup??

29 Jul, 2012

 

How lovely and congratulations to you too. It must have been a very enjoyable day for you. I wish there was something like that here. They're too miserable around here to do anything like that.

29 Jul, 2012

 

When I lived in Rutland the village where I lived had it´s anual flower show...and probably still does....it used to be one of the highlights of the year there. My mum used to show flower arrangements, dad used to show all his best veg, and us kids used to do wild flower arrangements....everybody won something....even if it was a "runners up" prize....and the picture above showing how the veg and flowers were set out looked exactly like that as well.....so nothing changes much at village flower shows.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Neellan, it was fun.
Poppy, no, I have to hand it back in time for next years, to have my name engraved on it as this years winner. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Many thanks Hywel, it was a great day. Why don't you try to organise something like that where you live ? You might be surprised how many people would rally round and help.
Rogi I agree with you, these flower shows are all much the same and have been for years, but its a chance for everyone to meet up and have a lovely day, even if you don't enter the competitions. I used to enter with jams, cakes and home made wines, etc., also needlework, but leaving it to the younger ones now !

30 Jul, 2012

 

The flower arrangements all look great. Glad I wasn't a judge, it must have been difficult to choose. Well done on winning best garden, you must feel really chuffed.:-)

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Lijemc, it must have been difficult for the judges I agree, and yes I am chuffed.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely to see you holding the cup for the best garden Cinders. Pleased your main contender was gracious in defeat. I have fond memories of our village flower show. Held in the grounds of a local hotel. As others have said, that very little changes. The marquee looks very classy with those windows all along. We have been to our friend's village show at Seend Cleeve several times. That is very traditional, and the flowers are in one of the village halls. To me these shows are England at it's best and very nostalgic, but real.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Dorjac. I agree with your comment - England at it's best. The older I get the more I appreciate all these things. Its good that people don't let them die out.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Ive just come back to have another look Cinders. I do miss not going to these little local shows. In the second to last photo, is that your market stall? I can see there are alot of strepto plants and a few other interesting pots. I hope you took lots of money. If anyone does get the chance to enter one of these shows and hasnt done so before. I would urge you to have a go. They are great fun and its a real buzz if you actually win a prize. Congratulations again Cinders on winning the prize for the best garden.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Oh Poppy thats nice of you. Yes it is my stall with the streps on. I didnt have as many as usual, but sold quite a few, and some of the other heucheras and herbs. I didnt make 'loads' of money, but enough to keep me ticking over. I checked the denim leaf you sent me this morning and it looks like it has died, but was going to give it a bit longer, then accidentally knocked it over, so that one has bitten the dust ! The other leaf you sent looks ok at the moment, so fingers crossed.

30 Jul, 2012

 

well done cinderella,great blog and there is some lovely flower arrangements :)))))

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks very much Mark

30 Jul, 2012

 

Congratulations Cinderella....see you did go to the ball ...and won! and well deserved too. Is it the same judges each year? Lovely pics of the show, like Hywel, I would love a show like this local to me:-)

30 Jul, 2012

 

Many thanks Ba. Yes it was quite exciting. It was the same judges as last year, but I understand that they change them every couple of years.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Many Many congratulations, I knew you would win, I am so proud of you Cinders, both you and the cup are Gorgeous, xxxxx

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you so much Yorks for your lovely comments.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Brilliant Cinderella well done! Would have loved to see your garden and to walk around the village show, Love all the Flower displays it must have been very difficult to choose the winners;0))

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks PP. Perhaps I will put some more pictures of the garden on tomorrow, but I don't want to bore everyone as I have put them on before. The show, I didnt have the time to take photos of the rest of the show as I was working as well.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Brilliant, Cinders.. well done :o)

30 Jul, 2012

 

well done cinders, made up for you, great you photo and lovely show :o))

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks TT and thanks San as well.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Congrats on your win, very well done and well deserved :-))

30 Jul, 2012

 

Enjoyed your blog and photos.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Nanjo and Clarice

31 Jul, 2012

 

I love the local Village shows too. It's a shame that some aren't given enough support really. I used to enter the same Company annual show that PoppyL did! -You got a real buzz out of entering and it was great fun whether or not you won. Glad that you did so well at yours Cinders - Well Done! :o)))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Petal, I agree with you, we should all support these little shows, this is the kind of thing that makes Britain unique.

31 Jul, 2012

 

No wonder you won a prize Cinders, your garden is beautiful, love the flower arrangements, such pretty colours and your stall is rather lovely, were you selling those plants?

31 Jul, 2012

 

Having just seen your next blog Cinders, I'm not surprised you won....what an amazing achievement! Brilliant, and so happy that it went to someone who doesn't have acres and millions! :D

31 Jul, 2012

 

Yes Grandmage I was selling the plants, but they weren't all mine.

Thanks Karen, its nice to know that my fellow Goyers like it.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Oh yes, it is jam-packed full of interest, beautifully tended and sooooo colourful! I always particularly admire your success with Clematis Cinders. Not nearly so successful here with my collection....especially not this year.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Congratulations Cinders. Richly deserved because your garden is beautiful. Lovely blog. Clever and pretty flower arrangements.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you. The flower arrangements are good aren't they.

Karen last year your clematis were wonderful

31 Jul, 2012

 

Just found this. What lovely pictures and well done! Jx

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Jane. The comments have been lovely, and I am so pleased.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Having seen your garden pics, am not surprised that you won; well deserved, I'd say. Lovely flower arrangements. I particularly like the 2nd prize one with the pink and apricot shades - a bit different, which appeals to me. Congratulations, Cinders.

1 Aug, 2012

 

Thank you Tuesday

2 Aug, 2012

 

Oh, well done, Cinders! ... Just scrolled through your garden blog and can definitely see why you won that cup this year ... your garden is looking just beautiful. I love the floral arrangements too, but more impressed with you winning .. :o)))

4 Aug, 2012

 

Oh Shirley, thank you. Pleased you like it. Your Hebe is doing very well and has grown a lot, I am very pleased with it, and the Liatris is flowering.

4 Aug, 2012

 

Excellent news, Cinders ... if I remember correctly the Hebe will be a bright pink flowered one ... :o)

7 Aug, 2012

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