One of the major worries for a Show Manager must be a lack of exhibits. With two episodes of snow, below freezing temperatures and a wind from Siberia it was not looking very promising for the Spring Show. However fears were unfounded as the weather turned and the RCHS members brought in their daffodils of all sizes and types and brought a bright dash of yellow to the Great Barn. The tables were straining under the weight of the general flora and pot plants. These displays brought other colours and scents in to the Barn.
The cacti and succulents always attract interest from the visitors and this show was no exception. They are very fashionable at the moment and looking around the exhibits it is easy to understand why people are so fascinated by them.
It was evident from the number and quality of the exhibits in the Handicraft section that it had been a long winter. The dark nights had given members time to plan, execute and finish their projects and the quality was exceptionally high. It was good to see the large number of entries in to the Domestic category. The judge was very happy to sample all the produce particularly the scones, lemon drizzle cakes and the Victoria sandwiches.
The Floral Art and Photography categories are now beginning to attract more entries and the respective judges were very impressed with the entries so keep entering.
A big thank you to everyone who baked a cake for our refreshment stall. The visitors were very appreciative of the cakes and biscuits and there are times when I think they come for the refreshments and then look round the show! The raffle is also a very important part of the Show in that it brings income to the Society so thank you to the volunteers who organise the raffle and those who man the refreshment stall.
Thank you to John and Jacqueline Ormshaw for presenting the cups and prizes
Just a reminder that our next talk is on Tuesday, 17th April at 7.30pm. The talk will be given by Paul Harrison. He is a landscape designer, horticulturist and a consultant for a large Dutch bulb company. He will be talking about 365 days in the life of a flower bulb. St Lawrence Church Hall, Bridle Road, Pinner, HA5 2SJ is the venue.