PICTURES: ‘Very good displays’ at summer show

PUBLISHED: 17:01 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:25 30 July 2018

This beautiful basket of salad vegetables won a first prize for Rodney Veale.

This beautiful basket of salad vegetables won a first prize for Rodney Veale.

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The hot summer weather has not made gardening easy this year but it did not prevent a great show being put on at the weekend.

Rosie Horsley won a first prize for her seed tray garden.Rosie Horsley won a first prize for her seed tray garden.

Yatton Horticultural Society’s summer show brought a large crowd to the village hall on Saturday as displays were lined up for judging.

As ever, everything from tasty cakes to attractive floral exhibits were on show.

Vice Chairman Joan Pittock won a first prize for her melons.Vice Chairman Joan Pittock won a first prize for her melons.

Howard Sims and his prize winning Dahlias.Howard Sims and his prize winning Dahlias.

Steve Clampin with one of his prize winning exhibits.Steve Clampin with one of his prize winning exhibits.

Helen Glanville and her prize winning floral arrangement.Helen Glanville and her prize winning floral arrangement.

Joan Pittock, the society’s vice-chairman, said the number of entrants was slightly down but exhibit numbers were steady.

She conceded the stunning weather in June and July had made growing a challenge, saying the hot temperatures had made it a ‘very, very tough’ season.

Prize winning bakers Oliver and Henry Brown.Prize winning bakers Oliver and Henry Brown.

Joan said: “The bakery classes were down because I think too many people felt it was too hot to put the oven on.

“But, strangely, the vegetable classes held up and we had a very good display.”

A number of first-time entrants took part this year and the society was pleased to see people from Congresbury and Nailsea compete too.

Catherine Martin with her hand-made white loaf.Catherine Martin with her hand-made white loaf.

Merinda Naimi-Akbar with prize winning flowers from her garden.Merinda Naimi-Akbar with prize winning flowers from her garden.

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