Reepham and District Gardening Club held its regular Summer Show on Tuesday 15 August. It was well attended as ever and many gardeners were keen to show off their fruit, flowers and vegetables.
It’s been another unusual year, weather wise, but there was plenty of stiff competition, particularly amongst the tomatoes, beans and soft fruit.
This year the cup for the Gardening Club plant (a geranium) was awarded to programme organiser Jeff Johnson, who also won the overall cup for winning the most classes.
This very democratic club has a self-judging policy: members judge each exhibit and then the committee add up the points gained.
One of the advantages of this system is that each member really needs to look at each exhibit in order to allocate their points, whereas if a formal judge does the work, one only tends to look at the winning item.
While the committee were sorting out the winners, the members took part in a very testing quiz, which necessitated a tie-breaker question to which luckily our team knew the answer. This was “because he used to talk about the ‘capabilities’ of a landscape”, so perhaps you can guess the question.
Don’t miss next month’s meeting on 19 September, which looks as if it has a very interesting subject, and also think about which perennial plants you might be dividing up when you tidy your garden, so that you can bring the surplus to sell at the bag sale on 17 October.