Class acts show fruits of their labour
Vegetables and flowers also on display at RCHS
THE season of mists and mellow fruitfulness was living up to its description as the Ruislip Central Horticultural Society celebrated its autumn show.
But the weather on Saturday did not put off exhibitors or visitors who braved the rain to support the Society.
Exhibitors covered a variety of classes and proving once again that age is no barrier to taking part, the youngest exhibitor was just three years old and was awarded a medal and cup for his decorated bird box.
The surplus produce table was a new addition to the show, featuring donations from members including ‘Hot Lips’ and ‘Lipstick’ varieties of Salvias, bottles of homemade apple juice and pots of plum and damson jams, which proved to be popular by disappearing fast.
The overall winner this year came from a surprising category with an exhibit of tomatoes from the veg section beating off cacti and floral entries to be named ‘best in show’.
Patricia Swindells, the RCHS show manager, thanked all those who helped make the show possible
n UP FOR THE PRIZE: (Clockwise from above) Some stunning looking dahlias; the floral section was dominated by Margaret Mcintosh; a basket of homegrown fruit; Pat White’s floral art winner