callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

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All a'growing and a'showing

Today our Horticultural Society held its Spring Show and to my shame I didn't enter anything this year. Whether spring is late or early, mild or cold, your true grower always delivers the goods. These are the people who grow to show and their expertise and industry are an example to us all. The rest of us walk round the garden with a copy of the schedule and wonder what we could possibly enter in order to show willing.

Daffodils are always the main feature at a spring show of this kind and the serried ranks are impressive:

The gorgeous smell of them hit as soon as you walked into the hall. I was very taken with a cyclamineus daffodil called 'Tracey', which several experts were showing. It is very pale with strongly reflexed petals.

The pot plant classes are always impressive and I think this particular Clivia must already have a record number of prizes,

it's been brought out so often. Splendid, though. Now I'm feeling inspired to study the schedule for the summer show (in September!) to see if I might possibly have anything in flower for it.
Tags: flower shows, gardening

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