Flower Show meeting, 11 October 2017

by Marion Pratt


We had a very positive and productive meeting to discuss various suggestions made by parishioners for next year's show, which will be held on 18 August 2018.

We have combined some of the classes that have had very few entries over the past few years and added new classes. Some of the adult classes and all the children's classes have been made 'open' to anyone from the Roundabout distribution area who wishes to enter. We hope this will result in more entries and more variety. However, trophies will still only be awarded to exhibitors residing in the parish.

Check out the download below for a list of the new classes and start making and growing in time for next August!

Model made from paper plates: under eights

One of the new classes for next year's show is to make a model from paper plates. With autumn half-term approaching, you may be looking for some simple craft ideas to keep your little ones occupied.

Check out the YouTube link for ideas you can practise now or save for nearer the time of entry.

A 'gardening' limerick

Another new class for adults and older children is to write (in your best handwriting!) a limerick on a gardening theme.

The definition of a limerick is: a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet.

My example:

A gentleman called Percy Thrower

Was famous for being a grower

Of prizewinning blooms

And the longest legumes

But in his fruit cake he used the wrong flower!

Notes from the Meeting held on  11th October and provisional first draft of the Schedule for 2018 Flower Show  with hints and tips for exhibitors new and old.can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.