Melplash Show 2017

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    A lively one day event right next to my veg plot :)

    http://www.melplashshow.co.uk/

    If anyone fancies coming down, i've got some parking available by prior arrangement :)

    They've cut the hay meadow and bagged it up, tents will be going up soon, not just in this field but in all the fields down to the bay.

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    I've entered 16 categories, mostly veg but a few cacti too. And i'm entering top tray this year too :eek:

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    Got 2 entries ready...

    A bowl not larger than 304mm containing 3 Cacti.

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    And Owcho, he goes every year, never won a prize but likes to go and threaten the other Cacti :)

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    Good luck @zigs (and Owcho!!!) :D.

    I've got my fingers crossed for a win :). If you get a chance, please do take lots of photos, as I'd love to see what's going on.
     
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    Zigs, you ought to win since you have a fantastic garden. Darn, a bag of your compost would take a prize! Hoping you "clean up" and come home with a bunch of prizes and photos to share with us.
    Good luck!
     
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    Ta Guys :)

    Some stiff competition out there :eek:

    Will take plenty of pics though :)

    2 more entries potted up and ready, Spikey was no fun to pot up though :eek: :D

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    Owcho says "Dee" :D
     
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    Oh, this looks like so much fun:) maybe i will drive up for this one or better take the chopper because the roads will be clogged :LOL: Good luck with the entries @zigs I can imagine the competition is going to be merciless, but i am rooting for you(y)
     
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    What an interesting event! Kind of like our County Fair, only better! Our Fair has gotten away from agriculture and more into entertainment and gambling.... Wish I could go to yours!
     
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    All welcome :)

    I'll clear a space for your heckliopter @Beverly :)
     
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    ;) :D
     
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    Thanks @zigs it takes less space than the jet:D @Larsia is right, you are the best i'll be early cheers2drinks.gif
     
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    Cleared the beach ready for landing (y)

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    Do i have to climb up that cliff? faint.gif Don't worry the chopper can sit down on a dime.:D
     
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    No i'll take you there in my rickshaw :p
     
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    Zigs, if I can make it to the show, do you have a spot where I can hitch my horse?
     
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    Copy that naughtmod. I think all the entries should win a prize for being able to follow the instructions ohme.gif
     
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    Got a big tree where he'll be tantalisingly out of reach of the veg plot :D
     
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    Had a wander round the field last night :)

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    Stuff going on :)

    Best of my onions, not done too well this year.

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    Touch and go wether these will ripen in time :eek:

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    Keeping them in a covered bowl with water under the saucer to keep the calyxs fresh.
     
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    they are beautiful. do they all have to be ripe? I like that the display progresses from green to perfectly ripe:)
     
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    They all got to be ripe Bev :eek: Not sure they all will, only 3 days left :eek:
     
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