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Gardening club exhibits ... you be the judge !

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… another selection of photos …
… onions, veg, crayon artwork … all sorts …
If you’d like to see my first garden club show blog, please click on the underlined words : blog of 20th August

The table displays were very attractive …

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Class for exhibits of one flowering plant in a pot …

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Lots of onions … I like the silver buckets …

Close-ups of onions on parade …

… or do you prefer these ?

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Class for one foliage plant in a pot.
I think the winner is at the front, lower right.

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Class for Any Painting or Drawing … winner …

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Yet more onions. Do you agree with the judges’ choices ?

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Children’s class for School Year 7+.
A Drawing of Birds at a Bird Table …


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I think this is Child’s class School Year 2 and under.
A Drawing or Painting of Flowers.

Shows promise I reckon … do you agree ? …

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Class for Twelve Soft Fruits of One Variety, or 6 Stems of Currants, arranged on a plate …

Which would you choose ? …

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Vegetable collections … this was 3rd place …

First place and second place …
… but all these winners include tomatoes …
In my dictionary, tomatoes are a fruit and only classed as a vegetable when used in cooking …

However, I’d like to try some of those jam tarts …

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The official description for the veg. class :

“A collection of five vegetables suitably staged, consisting of five different vegetables, which can include any such as 6x pods of peas, 5 onions etc, plus two of any other vegetables not in the schedule, e.g. 2x leeks. Maximum size 90cm x 90 cm.”

Got it ? …

So, sadly, this next exhibit was disqualified because NOT AS SCHEDULED

But it gets my vote … at least it doesn’t have a tomato … ha ha

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I really love Veggies , There's a lot of Vitamins we get in it , Love the amazing onions, Wow, How Big it is , I never seen it my whole life, many thanks, Terra for sharing to us ....

13 Nov, 2015

 

Hi Junna ...
Thanks, yes the onion displays were very impressive. I'm glad I took all the photos to share.

13 Nov, 2015

 

That's a fabulous fuchsia in one flower one pot, hard to believe it's just one plant. I preferred the red onions in the black holders. Isn't the Begonia Regards fantastic? A worthy winner of its class. The children's drawings are super, bless them. Oh, and yes I alway believed tomatoes were fruits...but hey, what do we mear mortals know lol! Thanks for sharing!!

13 Nov, 2015

 

What a super lot of entries TT the Onions were most impressive, I think the 2nd placed Raspberries with their stalks looked nicer than the 1st placed ones arranged around a leaf, I also thought the 3rd placed veg better than 1st and 2nd or am I being too picky here!! the children's art was really cute thank you for sharing, I'm sure you had an interesting day out to the show :o)

13 Nov, 2015

 

Yes, I thought the 3rd place veg were the best. I couldn't see how placing of the fruit was decided at all.
The second pic of the birds at the bird table are great- excellent composition too.

Just been having a smile at how many of the judges decisions we disagreed with last time...
But the drawing of old farming methods I thought was fantastic and well deserved first place.

13 Nov, 2015

 

Surprised they allowed tomatoes in with the veggies, I agree with Neellan, I liked the 2nd placed raspberries best & the 3rd placed veggies in the blue dish despite the toms.

13 Nov, 2015

 

I'm sorry...I can only judge the produce if I can taste it.
But, I agree the crayon picture is a master piece! An orange flowering plant with whispy foliage and growing in a pond, I think!!! I could do with one of those to plant in my aquatic border!!!!!well, it's underwater most of the time, especially when the neighbour's use their sprinkler!!!

14 Nov, 2015

 

Paul, surely they're not still sprinkling!!!

15 Nov, 2015

 

ThanksTerra......fascinating to see the displays.....I didn't understsnd the mixed veg plate either!....
loved the childrens drawings....the 2 year old could be a Picasso in the making.......you look 😆

filled the bird feeders yesterday and Robin was first here ...tweet 🐥

15 Nov, 2015

 

If I had to choose, I'd choose the first photo. Guess why ...

I also class courgettes and cucumbers as fruit also, and peas are seeds :o)
but I am more of a botanist than a cook ...

The little children's paintings were good. It's nice to see them being encouraged to do something involving nature.

15 Nov, 2015

 

That's a very good point about courgettes etc Hywel - never thought of it like that before!

15 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks for producing this blog Terra! Many years ago I belonged to a Horticultural Club at the company that I worked at with my friend Poppylover. The first year that I entered any exhibits, I was bowled over by both the compliments and also the sharing and wealth of information from work colleagues...! ;o) The second year I was asked to take a judge around the exhibits, and managed to pickup plenty of tips...! ;o) After that I was asked to help co-ordinate the results and write the certificates. It was such good fun and both sociable and rewarding as well... :o) One year I made the front page of the Staff magazine with the headlines Nice One Petal! My Geranium exhibit was huge and full of flowers! It won me a First Prize! But I was pipped to the post to win Best in Show! (A colleague in my Department won with three cut Delphiniums...!) It was such a shame when the Show came to an end, mainly due to not having enough people to support it... :o( which happens far to often these days... But I've got the memories and photographs to prove how much I enjoyed it!!!

15 Nov, 2015

 

Thank you everyone. I've found all your comments very interesting.... such as which pictures and exhibits you like best. It seems that whether the judging is of flowers and plants or of dogs, cats, or even TV competitions ... some decisions seem sensible, while other choices are unbelievable !

15 Nov, 2015

 

:o)

15 Nov, 2015

 

No, they aren't sprinkling now GF...but it is obviously a very wet area on that side of the garden and a lot of my new plants(grasses) are dying.i shall have to plant more water loving, marginal type plants next year, I think so they can cope with the wet cold winter soil and when the neighbour's soak them with their sprinkler in the summer.

17 Nov, 2015

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