Hor­ti­cul­tural show proved to be huge at­trac­tion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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