Beautiful blooms despite the gloom

DAMP growing conditions blighted the number of fruit and vegetables at a North Somerset village’s flower show this year but did not affect the high standard of entries say organisers.

Barrow Gurney village hall was awash with colourful blooms and imaginative displays on Saturday and coupled with a barbecue Sunday amounted to a ‘real community spirit event’, according to show secretary Sal Pearson.

She said: “The standard of the children’s entries was, as usual very high, although we would love to see more teenagers joining in.

“The men’s classes were particularly impressive and the judge loved their flower displays.

“And one chap managed to get more than 90 items into a matchbox which was incredible.


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“The flower displays were absolutely superb, leading me to think there might be a few magicians around the place to produce such beautiful blooms.”

Around 58 entries attracted 12 prizes, with proceeds of a raffle, tombola, plant sale and the barbecue raising funds for the air ambulance.

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