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At the Flower Show

2013autumnshowtoms

Showed my face at the Autumn Flower Show yesterday. These tomatoes caught my fancy; a pity the grower didn’t name the variety (they really were almost black). They were unplaced as judges don’t like anything unusual. This is the kind of thing they like: traditional.

2013autumnshowdahlias

I know the garden these came from and it’s quite small, so even more of an achievement. The autumn show should be about chrysanthemums, dahlias and vegetables. As usual I thought I had nothing to enter, then realised I have a pots and pots of geraniums and could easily have entered the class for ‘Pelargoniums, three stems in a vase’ (and won)! Silly me. It was nice to see everyone and the prizes were presented by a very sprightly ninety-year-old Michael Medwin.

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Hooray for Michael Medwin. Always seemed a good egg in Shoestring!

Lovely flowers and tomatoes.
TBH I hadn't heard of Michael Medwin until recently. People round here seem to have suddenly discovered that he's a local boy, retired here, still alive and willing to open and present things. He was sweet, posed for photographs with all the winners.
I'm pretty sure a lot of black tomatoes are Russian Heritage varieties.

(One of the things I remember from my gothspent youth!)
Oh, thanks for the info. The garden where they were grown is entirely organic and specialises in unusual and heritage varieties of vegetables.