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At the flower show



Managed to make an appearance at the flower show this afternoon. My only contribution was to donate some plants for sale. I do like the Love Lies Bleeding in the vase above. I couldn't have filled a vase from my garden, except with hydrangeas. It’s been a difficult summer for the growers. Some of our best competitors were engaged elsewhere, there were some sad looking entries and fewer visitors than usual. I’d be really sorry if we didn’t keep having the shows, though. I’d have photographed the winning (only) entry in the ‘heaviest marrow’ class but it looked like something out of Dr Who and might have reminded some people of the giant slugs infesting their gardens.



I think this might be a phygelius. Any other suggestions?

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Our show was a couple of weeks ago. 'A difficult season' said the chairman of the committee at the end, but there were some fantastic dahlias and lettuces!
No lettuces for us (no class for them) but plenty of dahlias. The grow to show brigade always manages.
I don't know what it is, but it's very pretty.

I have one lone geranium in flower, and a scabious that's grown like a weed. Everything else has been rubbish!
Geraniums are wonderful. They are even ignored by slugs!