July – Birstwith Show!

While browsing my monthly gardening magazine I noticed that in July Monty Don was extorting me to keep picking my cucumbers and tomatoes, to pull out finished peas and lift onions to dry. Well all I can say is he doesn’t live around here because at the beginning of July my cucumber and tomato plants could be measured in inches not produce, and my onions have yet to plump let alone ripen.

With Birstwith show on the horizon I hope many of you have had better success than me and are even now ear marking those sturdy juicy crops for your exhibits. Last year entries were up and the show tent looked glorious. The cut flowers especially sweetpeas filled it with perfume and the produce show cased some high quality fruit and vegetables. One look at the baking section convinced me that Birstwith folk like their cake.

The show committee have once more been working hard to make show day a success but of course it needs you, without that marquee brimming with exhibits it just wouldn’t be the same. So dig out that photo, cast on those knitting needles, whip up that sponge and of course load up that wheelbarrow with prize winning fruit and vegetables.Well yes I might be being a tad optimistic but a girl can dream can’t she.

Heres to another successful show day and some sunshine of course. Happy gardening.

Maureen Smith

P.S Don’t forget our 3m-3m show gardens are a fantastic way to showcase your club, group, organisation or business, with much interest shown to them on the day.

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