Last weekend was the Huddersfield Flower, Vegetable and Handicraft Show held at Ravensknowle Park. I dragged Martin along to have a look!
First are the flowers, the instructions in the book are very specific, such as Vase of Sweet Peas, twelve spikes.
And the dahlias...
For this you have to display three blooms
Here is a selection.
You can also exhibit your cakes, jams, home-brew wines and beers and handicrafts.
I'm not sure what I think of all the vegetable showing as I think looks and size aren't everything! Taste is never taken into consideration in these things, though I guess that is very subjective. But it looks fun so I may give it a go next year.Whilst I was there I joined the Huddersfield and district allotment society which meets every month, the chap from the allotment behind my house was there and he was encouraging me to enter something next year. I said that I wouldn't have a clue what to do but he said that I could just bring it along and everyone would help, so that was very friendly so maybe I will.
Here is a group of my recent harvest, I was particularly impressed with my broccoli (calabrese) though there isn't a category for that at the show!
There was also a brilliant exhibition of model gardens and allotments at the show.