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Pre Judging

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Here are a few pictures taken after a tidy up, and ready for inspection by our village Flower Show judges last Monday. They seemed to be impressed, but I won’t know how I have fared until Saturday on Flower Show day. The grass is looking very brown, but then its the same for everyone I suppose. I have to try and retain the cup that I won last year, so wish me luck……

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It looks fantastic Cinders! I hope you keep the cup :) Best of luck!!

25 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you Floralhead

25 Jul, 2013

 

Lovely

25 Jul, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Should be well in contention unless any one new has moved into your village intent on keeping you on your toes.

25 Jul, 2013

 

All looks good. If you don't retain your title, then the judges will have been bribed with cakes and goodies elsewhere ;)

25 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Brian. I wish more people would enter it, its a bit of fun really, not for what you get as a prize. I think I have a bit of competition though,

Thank you Moti.

25 Jul, 2013

 

Clean and tidy. This is where I would give you more points if I were a judge. Good luck.

25 Jul, 2013

 

Its all looking wonderful, colourful, full of interest and oozing TLC You have won 1st prize from me, I love that Fuchsia Standard which one is it? Good Luck for Saturday ;0))

25 Jul, 2013

 

It looks lovely good luck :)

25 Jul, 2013

 

That all looks wonderful, good luck!

25 Jul, 2013

 

I love your garden Cinderella, I hoped you win...:))

25 Jul, 2013

 

Good luck, but whatever win or come runner up or where ever you are placed your garden is a beautiful place and you should be proud. To get it as pretty and colourful as this takes such hard work. I love it. :O)

25 Jul, 2013

 

What a lovely bunch of people you are !! Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

Carole that Fuchsia is the one that I trained called Patti Sue. It has been beautiful. Thank you.

25 Jul, 2013

 

Good luck ! You deserve the first prize :o)

25 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Hywel.

25 Jul, 2013

 

Looks wonderful Cinders, good luck.

25 Jul, 2013

 

If I were a judge I'd give you first prize Cinders...... it's a lovely garden, so full of colour and lovely shapes Good Luck

25 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you S/L, and Gralew thanks too. The judge did say before he left that it was an example of what can be done with a small garden. Thought that was kind of him.

25 Jul, 2013

 

All looking lovely Cinders I am sure you will do well Good luck :o)

25 Jul, 2013

 

It looks so pretty and beautifully kept.

Good luck in the competition, it is a real credit to you.

25 Jul, 2013

 

The very best of luck, it looks perfect, and so much interest.....

25 Jul, 2013

 

You are on to a winner again,Cinders,I'm sure..but good luck anyway..If you don't win,I will eat your brown grass ..I haven't got a hat ! Lol..It looks beautiful X

25 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you Neellan, Wildrose, DD and Sandra, you are all very kind with your comments, much appreciated, and Sandra - better get your travelling gear ready.!!

26 Jul, 2013

 

All looks great sylvia, good luck for saturday...

26 Jul, 2013

 

Can you postpone it till cooler weather,Cinders? I really still need my sunhat..see,I lied about not having one..but it should taste about the same,being straw ! Lol..anyway ,I won't need to pack..you will win !! x

26 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Holly,

Sandra, we'll see about that tomorrow !

26 Jul, 2013

 

Bilbo thank you. I shall go to the village flower show to work on the Country Market stall, and if I should win I will be a Cinderella and go to the ball. Wonder if I shall meet a Prince Charming...... (?)

26 Jul, 2013

 

It's looking very neat and well tended, so, fingers crossed for you!!

26 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Paul.

26 Jul, 2013

 

I hope you win Cinders! I don't know how you do it....I couldn't. I don't enjoy competitive things at all....never have. Your garden is certainly looking beautiful and immaculate. :)

26 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Karen, I didn't set out to win this year really, just thought I had better enter so they didn't think badly of me, having won last year, but I got browbeaten to enter last year, and was very surprised at the result. But now the day is almost here and I have to confess to feeling a little excited and apprehensive now.

26 Jul, 2013

 

I wonder how you got on today? You definitely get a big YES from me, your garden is beautiful, with so much colour and interest and yet it's still neat. How do you do it? Good luck :)

27 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you Gee. Good news, I tied for first place with the lady that I beat last year, so we each carry the cup for six months. Not bad eh.
thanks everyone for your good wishes, it worked.

27 Jul, 2013

 

Great result, Cinderella, congratulations to you both :)

27 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you Gee. Just been out for a meal to celebrate with my sister and brother in law. Lovely end to a lovely day.

27 Jul, 2013

 

Oh well done,Cinders,a great result..glad you went out to celebrate,you deserved it ..now,about that brown grass ! Lol...you saved me from a long trip :o) x

27 Jul, 2013

 

You got out of it by the skin of your teeth Sandra !!! So we have both had a good day. Sleep well.

27 Jul, 2013

 

You too :o)

27 Jul, 2013

 

Well done Cinders.... truly deserved :-)

29 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you Gralew, I have to say it looked ok when the judges came. I think you always think you could have done more, or you miss a few dead heads, or something, but on the whole it was looking good that day.

29 Jul, 2013

 

well done, congratulations to both winners, great to have been successful two years running. :O) Now the hard work starts for next year, no pressure then!!!!

29 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Olive, for the moment I think I shall relax a bit, but the torrential rain we have just had has knocked everything about a bit, so good job the judging isn't this week. Next year ? I'll think about that next year !!

29 Jul, 2013

 

Oh Sylvia, I wish I had seen this blog earlier to have been able to wish you all the best for judging day ... you have done admirably well to have tied for first place ... very well done ... now sit back and enjoy your beautiful garden ... :o)))

29 Jul, 2013

 

Oh Shirley, please don't worry about that, but I feel I have been lucky to win again as I didn't feel that I had worked hard enough on the garden this time, but who knows what the judges are looking for. I hope you are still making good progress. xx

29 Jul, 2013

 

How brilliant for you Cinders. It shows a lot of love and care has gone into your garden. You have it looking really lovely. The other lady's garden much be really special to have tied with yours. Pleased to hear you are putting your feet up now for a well earned rest.

29 Jul, 2013

 

Well done Cinders, your garden does look grand and you deserve a prize...

29 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you Poppy, yes I feel I need a little break now.

Thanks Lincs. You are very kind.

29 Jul, 2013

 

Well done...Cinders! Worth all the hard work!

30 Jul, 2013

 

Many thanks Paul.

30 Jul, 2013

 

Beautiful - if that doesn't win I would like to see the winner!

30 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Stera, it DID win. But tied for first place with another lady. But after all the rain and storms this last couple of days its looking a bit different.

30 Jul, 2013

 

Welll done.... :)))))

31 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Holly

31 Jul, 2013

 

Owww that was quick lol....:))

31 Jul, 2013

 

Just happened to turn on the right time !!

31 Jul, 2013

 

that is brilliant. wish i had the ability to design something like that and had the time and energy to see it through. i know i can be a lazy toad at times

31 Jul, 2013

 

Well, I am so pleased for you AND for the other winner! Isn't that lovely? even nicer to share I think, than to win outright...but as I said before, I'm not much of a competitor. Lovely job Coinders, and I'm glad you had a proper celebration! :)))

31 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Maisiesdad, afraid I can't take all the credit, the main layout was done some years ago, but I do the rest.

Thank you Karen, yes I was surprised to win this year, but there you go, you don't know what the judges are looking for. A nice celebration meal in the evening too.

31 Jul, 2013

 

Well done there - a well deserved win.

31 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Stera.

31 Jul, 2013

 

Well done indeed to the two of you, a triumph!!

5 Aug, 2013

 

Thank you DD.

6 Aug, 2013

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