Gardeners provide a feast for the eyes
Summer show provides a visual treat for visitors
GARDENERS winning recently show.
Despite poor weather, and an influx of snails and slugs blighting gardens, in the run up to the show, a third of the society’s members still managed to exhibit something at The Great Barn recently.
Roses and sweet peas were the highlights this year of the Ruislip Central Horticultural Society’s annual event.
Also, the visual display, particularly ‘cottage garden’ favourites such as foxgloves and alliums, provided a feast for the eyes.
Show manager Patricia Swindells said: “Many of the visitors to the show linked the scents with happy memories of gardens that belonged to their parents and grandparents.
“Hopefully for the autumn show there will be more entrants for the fruit and vegetable section, but those who exhibited at the show did display some high quality exhibits.”
At the end of the show prizes were awarded by the deputy mayor Carol Melvin.
The deputy mayor and her husband Andrew were given a tour of the show by Margaret McIntosh, the chairman of the society, and Graham Goode, society secretary.
The deputy mayor, in her speech, said she was very impressed by the displays and how important it was for societies, such as Ruislip Central Horticultural, to exist and continue to work within the wider community. celebrated silverware at a summer