It was a particularly poignant time for all the committee members preparing for Waveney Gardeners latest show. Firstly it was the first show since Covid, secondly the first show under our new name and most importantly the sad loss of our much loved and respected show manager, John Thompson who was the fount of all knowledge where the show was concerned and not forgetting his gardening expertise.
Fortunately his wife was able to step into the breach and with the help of all the committee and some willing volunteers we managed to put a show together. So much hard work goes on behind the scenes, organising the judges and the stewards, manning all the stalls and the kitchen, hoping for enough cakes for 2 days and then the actual setting up. All entries had to be in by the Wednesday before so the classes could be laid out with the correct number of entries. We had 300 entries, perfect vegetables, wonderful dahlias, beautiful flower arrangements, some very tiny ones in a ladle, perfection in miniature plus amazing handicrafts the best chosen by public vote which was a knitted clown with tiny details like flowers and butterflies adorning the clowns clothes. The show was opened by a local councillor after the judging finished then the doors were open to the public. The visitors all seemed to really enjoy the show, buy some plants , have a go on the tombola then enjoy a nice cup of tea and a piece of home made cake. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.