I asked the winner how many plants he had to grow to get that one perfect bloom and he told me, ‘three’. Golly! The variety is called ‘Banker’ and is expensive. He was so chuffed, which is nice because he’s a youngish chap and we need more support from younger people.
I’m always fascinated by the Miniature class in the flower arranging section and I thought this entry was charming. The winner was a man, which I mention only because, although there are plenty of male florists, it’s almost exclusively women who enter these classes at our shows.
I’d hardly walked through the doors when someone pointed an accusing finger at me and said, ‘Not a single entry from you!’ So I bought some raffle tickets out of guilt. It was very quiet, as was the whole town. Perhaps everyone was watching sport on TV? It’s a shame when people have put so much effort into putting on a show.