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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2011, 16:02 »
Well its the big day on Saturday. This year instead of entering a set of three onions in the dressed class, I am going to try one of these beautys in the heaviest in show class. The biggest one is topping the scales at 5lbs 5oz.



In the none veg classes I am entering two Fuchsias, a bush and a standard.





I am going to try two Pelargoniums, one an Angel variety and the other a Zonal red.





Last year I got a second place in the foilage pot plant class. So heres hoping I can go one better with this Coleus.



If a few more flowers open on this Schizanthus I hope to put it in the any other pot plant class.



The carrots and leaks will be coming out of the ground tomorrow. So hopefully some more pics then.
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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2011, 16:35 »
Lovely photos, thanks for posting them.  Looking forward to the rest and of course some from the show on saturday. 
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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2011, 18:12 »
Oooooowwww, it all looks sooooo lovely.  I hope you have a good day :happy:

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2011, 11:53 »
Well here are the carrots and leeks before I started on them.





And these are the leeks that are going to have to do.



It was hard to get a matching set of carrots. I had to settle for these three even though one is smaller than the other two.



This one is no good for showing but its the fattest carrot I have ever seen.



My final entry is this red cabbage.I have never entered this class before so I dont know what to expect. You have to be in it to win it, as they say.


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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2011, 16:01 »
It all looks wonderful.   

Those leeks have gotta be winners.  :happy:

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2011, 18:45 »
Excellent piccies and good luck  :)
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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2011, 17:33 »
Just got back from the show and it wasnt a bad day all told. I got 3 firsts, 3 seconds and one third. I drew a complete blank with my carrots but made up for it by winning the heaviest Onion class.
Here are a few general pics of the show.









I wish that I could say that this one was mine. It won the prize for the best exhibit in the whole show.




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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2011, 17:45 »
Well done  :D

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2011, 18:34 »
Great stuff, yorky.

I don't intend exhibiting them, but I've grown some Kelsae onions this year, which are still growing.

I don't want to pull one out to find out, but just to give me some idea of what the weight might be, roughly what diameter were your winners?

Mine would not win shows, but I'm chuffed they've grown at all. Last time I tried it, I got a jar of pickled onions out of them!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2011, 20:12 »
Well done, and it looks like a big turnout as well which makes getting any sort of prize even better. :happy:

I take it  the dahlia is an arrangment in a basket :unsure:

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2011, 20:21 »
just to give me some idea of what the weight might be, roughly what diameter were your winners?


The one weighing in at 5lbs 5 oz is 21 inches in diameter

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2011, 20:36 »
Well done, and it looks like a big turnout as well which makes getting any sort of prize even better. :happy:

I take it  the dahlia is an arrangment in a basket :unsure:

Yes the Dahlias were in a basket, they actualy looked a lot better in real life than they do on the photo.
The turnout was actualy down on last year. Sweetcorn seems to be having a paticulary bad time in this part of the world. There were only two entrys for that class, last year there were so many they had to make extra space for them.

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2011, 23:11 »
just to give me some idea of what the weight might be, roughly what diameter were your winners?


The one weighing in at 5lbs 5 oz is 21 inches in diameter

Diameter?  :ohmy:

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2011, 17:40 »
just to give me some idea of what the weight might be, roughly what diameter were your winners?


The one weighing in at 5lbs 5 oz is 21 inches in diameter

Diameter?  :ohmy:

Sorry, that should have been circumferance
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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2011, 04:51 »
Thanks, yorky - I thought you'd grown some world beaters there!

Some of mine are coming in around the 15"-17" mark, which I'm really chuffed with as they were grown for a crop, rather than showing. Perhaps with a bit more TLC, they'd been up there.

Is 21" a standard show size, (unless you're going for the biggest)? I only ask because whilst looking for something else, I stumbled across an article by Medwyn Williams, where he said that he harvested his once each reached that size, to get a uniform size for showing a group of them.



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