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Well, I've paid my entry fee........

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phoenix Thu 25-Jul-19 19:31:59

Evening, and sending good wishes.

This coming Saturday is our local Village Show! (Archers listeners, think Flower & Produce grin)

A few neighbours suggested that I should enter my hanging basket. Despite living in the village for 15 years, I have never entered anything before shock

Mr P made it very clear that he didn't want me to enter it, as he was sure it would be damaged in transit sad

So, with the deadline for entries approaching (Wednesday, 8pm) yesterday afternoon I trundled round to the show secretary's house, paid the fee and submitted my entry form!

I now only have to get it to the village hall.confused

Now, my hanging basket is BIG! 16" across and very heavy!

It has been suggested that the best option would be to hang it from a broom handle and get a couple of strong people to take an end each and carry it, as putting it in a car or van might result in damage.

My neighbours son is a big strong lad and has offered to help, but Mr P is flatly refusing to be on the other end.

I'm pretty determined to get it there, even though I probably don't stand a chance of even getting placed, the whole thing is VERY competitive!

Wish me luck in getting it there, and if I do, a bit more luck in the thing getting the judges approval!

PamelaJ1 Sun 28-Jul-19 12:09:49

Of course you did, it is beautiful.

phoenix Sun 28-Jul-19 12:14:17

Luckygirl a certificate and a small cash prize, which I donated to the fund.

Next year I will up my game and enter a patio container as well (should have entered one this year, but didn't think they were good enough, see pics), the best entry in the hanging basket or patio container wins the Bernard Vanstone Memorial Rosebowl!

grannyqueenie Tue 30-Jul-19 01:17:17

Well done, Phoenix! Next stop that Rosebowl! 😂

rubysong Tue 30-Jul-19 09:09:31

Congratulations and well done for entering. Village shows are such great community events. I wish more people would enter ours. They all come to look but some classes are poorly supported. I was brought up by my WI mum and we entered everything we could from being children. I do quite a bit of baking, some of it turns out to be hopeless (loaf of bread looked fine but was hollow when the judge cut it). I was more proud of my hydrangea, 2nd out of 17 entries, than jar of jelly, 2nd out of 2!

Mapleleaf Tue 30-Jul-19 09:16:09

Well done, Pheonix. It was well worth all the effort to get it there! 💐