At the allotments they have had an open day. The day was sunny and hot and the allotment holders arrived early to lay out the cakes and put up the tent.
gardeners entered the prize classes, the competition was fierce but
friendly. Rosie was in charge of showing the judge around, whilst we
manned the bric-a-brac stall, selling plants and old garden tools. The
judge explained how to choose a prize carrot, how to present a champion
onion and the things to look for in runner beans. The competition tables
were presented with such care, each onion with it's top tied with
coloured string, the tomatoes on perfect vines and even the ugliest
vegetable scrubbed to look good.
Rosie was the only entrant for the
garden wines section, but the judge, in order to be fair, sampled her
cherry wine thoroughly. Afterwards we had a barbecue. It was a lovely
day and showed what enormous pleasure we can get from growing things and
what fun it is to have an allotment too.