Sunday, 27 September 2009

WI Flower Show 2009

A few weeks ago I was asked to help judge at the local Women's Institute Flower Show which is held at the village hall.
Those of you who attended the very first Vintage & Handmade Fair will recognise the setting!

I was assisting in the judging of the hand crafts, but there were all sorts of categories to enter - fruit & veg of course, jams, jellies & chutneys, flowers & plants, cakes & photography as well as classes for children.

I was rather naughty & only entered one class - cherry tomatoes, which received a respectable 3rd! Must do better next year & enter more!

I took lots of photos so I shall let them speak for themselves.

Next year it will be the 50th Flower Show so they are planning lots of special events & classes to celebrate.


  1. I love entering those sort of shows, but haven't done so since mum and dad moved from Dittisham. I love the ideas on paper, my mind always go into overdrive as to what can be done! Especially like decorate a wellie!

  2. looks like fun, are you a member of the wi?
    I've been thinking of joining for years now but chose brownies. I'm still thinking about it but not sure if I'm too young :)

  3. Well done, your cherry tomatoes look great. I love these sorts of shows. Loving all the dahlias I can see.
    Hen x

  4. Loved your tomatoes! They look like little red crowns - if they were from glass I'd turn them into pendants :) Oh, and it looks like it was a fun event - I'd love to take part, but sadly I don't live in England :(

  5. Some people are so clever at growing veg, your toms look delicous... well done. Lucey X

  6. Oh to live in the country!
    Enjoy your Sunday!

  7. Thank you for sharing so many fabulous photos, I could look a photos of food and flowers all day!

    I do have an urge to decorate rich tea biscuits now though!

    Victoria x

  8. How great ! I joined the my local WI this year - I'm the youngest member at 37 but everyone is so friendly it's been great - I managed a 2nd in my first WI competition in the crochet table centre piece class ...if you fancy having a peek at my entry pop on over you'd be most welcome ...The tomatoes look great.

  9. Lovely photos - I bet it was really fun, thanks for sharing them. Best wishes.

  10. So quintessentially English, these affairs, aren't they? I missed our local Church one this year due to work. I am so glad that they continue though..........

  11. What fun! Aren't these village events wonderful!
    Lizzie x

  12. What lovely photos Jayne! Could just do with one of those cakes to go with my coffee!

    Jo xx