The Frustrated Gardener

The life and loves of a time-poor plantsman

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  1. Trading Apple for Apples | The Frustrated Gardener

    […] Although the show no longer enjoys its original aristocratic endorsement, it has evolved to meet the requirements of the 21st Century.  The Lindley Hall remains the perfect venue for displaying fruit and vegetables, its arched glass roof allowing just the right amount of light onto the baize-covered tables.  Each exhibit is judged by experts using the rules set out in The Horticultural Show Handbook.  The book outlines exactly what the judges are looking for in each class.  Apparently size isn’t everything, except when it comes to cooking onions, apples and, naturally, pumpkins. […]

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