Garden Shows are being held at this time
of the year organised by local garden associations
where gardeners can submit their produce
to be judged as best in show. There are different
categories so plenty of opportunity to be a successful winner.
As well as the vegetable categories there were
those for flowers, fruit, preserves, baking and
crafts as well as flower arranging and photography.
I admired the flower arranging exhibits.
It's a skill that I would love to learn
along with mastering knitting patterns.
So little time....
Baking is more my thing.
I'm not sure whether I would like to
have my cakes officially judged.
The local school children received awards
for the herbs they had grown and for the
garden related pictures and samples
of felt butterfly pin cushions they had sewn
and decorated which was a small part
of a learning-through-activity project,
which is ongoing through the seasons.
Of course, a late Summer garden show
is not complete without the judging of the largest
sunflower head and the ceremony of handing out
the trophies, a cup of tea and home-made cake and chat
about gardening matters.