Sunday, 11 August 2013

Royal British Legion Show 2013

Yesterday was the Royal British Legion Show. We had tried to encourage more entrants from the allotment sites and there was a small group of us from Marsh Lane so it made for a fun evening. Between us we managed to get some good placings.
Our veg cleaned up and ready to go to the show
We tried to put entries in for as many categories as possible, but our onions, shallots and french beans weren't ready. And can't believe I couldn't find four suitable courgettes to make a grouping!

Fellow plot holder, Chris, won the overall category prize for his veg - he pipped me (AGAIN!) in the Longest Runner Bean category - just a few millimetres in it..
We also missed out on funniest veg. Ours is the tomato with a nose; beaten by John's many-legged carrot.
Funny Shaped Veg

We did win a couple of Firsts though: Five pickling onions (our little Silverskins) and Pair of matching cucumbers (our little Rockies). We also got a few Second and Third placings.
Our 'four veg' highlighted came 2nd

I was pleased to win the overall prize for the photography competition. We got first placings with these two pictures - and Jamie took one of them, so it was definitely a joint win!
Domestic Pet
 And, to end a good evening, while we were walking home we saw two Hedgehogs. The first living ones I've seen for years!


  1. Love both those winning photos and congratulations on your wins. My photo didn`t get anywhere.

    1. Thanks! It is fun doing the local show, where its generally not too competitive - apart from where the longest bean is concerned ;-)

  2. That's a very determined looking cat! well done

  3. Thanks, yes, the cat was determined to get at Jamie!


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