Class acts show fruits of their labour

Veg­eta­bles and flow­ers also on dis­play at RCHS

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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