Am I going to get red carded?


Saturday Morning July 16th.

I refuse to be a doping cheat. My shallots are going to be baby talc free in The Lee Village Flower Show Vegetable Class 23 Open Section today. I am no drug cheat, although talc is still used to buff up most bulbs.

Midday

The weather has been rotten for the show today, but my shallots have been entered and staged in a tent that hopefully has not blown away in the gales. I am slightly concerned that I will be marked down on uniformity compared to the ones I see on the net – the ones I have  exhibited look proper rubbish. I only entered the shallot class very last minute as my spuds were so poor this year.

Tea Time

We go back to find I have nailed not only the Visitors Veg section, winning the  1st prize of £1 and a certificate with RED type but I have scooped the Visitors Cup (by default, but a win is a win!). The cup is a huge lump of silver wear and looks the doggies swingers! I am stunned! Rather unfortunate choice of T-shirt too as I go up to receive my award.

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3 comments

  1. samthegas

    The whole vibe up there in the Lee is quintessentially English. The place itself is a lovely village that has a lot going for it – the pub, the (two) church(es), the Green and some lovely looking houses and the Show itself is so well run by the villagers.
    I have been inspired to go back and defend my trophy and will be entering all three visitor’s classes next year – the Vegetable, the Fruit and the Cultivated Flower sections will all be attempted. Also might do the photography section if Big Al accepts his challenge!

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