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Country Flower Show


A heavenly odour fills the tent: That strangely non- committal scent of parsnips, people, grass & sun & onions-all rolled into one.
In eager queues, we gardeners trot to see what prizes we have got, & swell the chorus of dissent that roars & rattles round the tent.
Among the roundabouts & swings, the losers think most dreadful things; & Mrs Brown was heard to say, she’d have the law on Mrs Grey.
I don’t suggest that Mrs Brown buys ALL her turnips in the town; but though I dig & dig & dig, I cannot find one half as big.
Reg Arkell

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:o) I've only ever entered one thing in a show ... and I won first prize. It was a marrow lol :o)

6 Sep, 2013


my peaches win all the time!

6 Sep, 2013


My gooseberries won this year. Hywel I once had to run the auction of Harvest goods and there were lots of marrows - selling the first two was quite easy but after that it got more and more difficult...

6 Sep, 2013


6 Sep, 2013


I took 3 prizes one year for my paintings;0)

7 Sep, 2013


My babies won first prize for the housing association's garden of the year.
The neighbours put me forward, but didn't tell me.
All I did was shove some things in the ground.
The plants did all the hard work. Lol.

9 Sep, 2013

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