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Well, we ended up with about 25 entries in the Summer Show this weekend.  Roses, Dahlias, Cut flowers, Fruit & Vege plus the wee boys Sand Saucers, Vege creation & Floral arrangements.

Of all that we got 13 firsts & only 3 items didn’t place.  Not bad considering I had little idea what makes a good ‘show’ flower… just entered things that looked pretty really (& hadn’t been tormented by my chooks).

You can click on the pictures above if you want to see them larger .. things are looking a little droopy after 3 days on show.

I was blown away that my Dahlia ‘Pooh’ won the Premier Prize for Best Amateur Dahlia in show.  I had the idea that dahlias had to be huge to be good & Pooh is relatively small & simple.. but, as I stood back & admired it on the prize bench, I could see it really was quite outstanding.  The colours are so vibrant.  I love it in the garden and all visitors comment on its beauty.

Pooh is a collarette dahlia & I’ve decided they will be my ‘thing’ .. so I spent most of yesterday morning scouring the internet for more beauties of this type.  I have found 2 that I must have… Fuzzy Wuzzy & Bumble Rumble.  I’m also going to order a packet of dahlia seeds & see what lovelies pop up out of it.

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