Horticultural show proved to be huge attraction
VISITORS to this year’s Ruislip Horticultural Society Summer Show included an unwelcome guest – a squatting pigeon!
The bird made itself at home in the rafters of the The Great Barn in Bury Street, the venue for this year’s show, and organisers said it was ‘trying very hard to leave a lasting impression on the proceedings’.
Luckily a tall ladder and a long pole were found and the pigeon was ushered away in order for the show to begin.
The Barn was filled with scents of sweet peas and roses and offered a variety of displays from general floral to pot plants and pelargoniums, and even cacti, with stiff competition in the Society Special category.
The photography section provided pictures of heritage sites within Ruislip as well as close ups of grasses, violas and pansies, and more disturbingly pictures of the slugs of Ruislip.
A spokeswoman for the show said: “Once again we were very lucky with the weather and it was very encouraging to see the numbers of visitors who came to view the excellent exhibits.
“One Ruislip resident said that the show demonstrated that Ruislip still thought of itself as a village community and not just some suburban expansion of London.”
The society is now busy arranging its Autumn Show for Saturday September 12.