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Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show UPDATED 22/9

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:23 am
by Pa Snip
Show on for 2 days, 29th & 30th Sept

https://www.malvernautumn.co.uk/

Mrs S going both days, I will be going on Sat 29th Sept

Meet for Tea/Coffee anyone ?

Regret health circumstances suggest it wise not to attempt attending show. Great shame as I have always enjoyed both the Malvern Autumn and Spring shows

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:26 pm
by oldherbaceous
I'm always so busy at this time of the year, that i'll have to give it a miss.....a real shame though.

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:15 pm
by robo
Bit to far from us ,a pity I would have liked to meet up but both myself and my wife have problems walking any distance

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:43 pm
by Pa Snip
Sympathise with that robo, as I did struggle walking round the showground at the spring show I am going to have to admit defeat this time I think and hire one of the mobility scooters.
Wacky Races it aint :lol:

102 miles, 2 hours on a clear run, each way for us

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:37 pm
by tigerburnie
Over 400 miles and over 6 hours each way, so I will have to pass, but thanks for the offer of a coffee

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:53 pm
by Geoff
Not going to Malvern but went to Harrogate today.

Big Veg Competition

Coleslaw anyone?

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How are your marrows doing (72.2 Kg) ?

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Silly beetroot

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Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:01 pm
by Geoff
And some dahlias.

My brother-in-law was pleased with a first with one of his own breeding. He is also a National Dahlia Society judge but didn't judge this class!

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Some of his featured on the trade stand (Halls of Heddon) that won the cup (Le Feu De Soleil is one), Halls sell a few varieties he has raised. The overall stand was impressively in your face.

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Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:50 pm
by Pa Snip
Cracking pics Geoff, thanks.

I look at giant beetroot and wonder just how long it has taken to grow like that, cant be one seasons growth surely.

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:57 pm
by peter
Doesn't look like a beetroot, more like a number grown so close they merged.

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:13 pm
by PLUMPUDDING
I went to Harrogate Show today too and loved the dahlias particularly. They always remind me of my father who had a large circular bed of all different kinds in the centre of the garden. He took cuttings from them every spring.

There were some huge veg as in Geoff's photos and I wondered how they got the giant pumpkins to the show. The largest weighed 319.8KG!

I like Malvern show but it's a bit too far from here to go for the day. It would be nice to meet up, but I'm sure you'll enjoy zooming round on your scooter Pa.

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:09 pm
by Geoff
My photo didn't emphasise the size of the pumpkin so I didn't originally post it. The beetroot were part of a table of particularly ugly veg (carrot, parsnip, beetroot) - poor depth of field but you get the idea.

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As I can post three at a time here are some onions - couldn't get a shot of the heaviest onions, too many people.

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Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:33 am
by Pa Snip
Those onions make me green with envy.

As for the pumpkin, I think it might have been a entry by one of the cast of Star Wars, Jabba the Hut

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:42 am
by robo
Going off the wall tiles that is not as big as my pumpkin ,but the onions are something else

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:03 am
by Pa Snip
robo wrote:Going off the wall tiles that is not as big as my pumpkin ,but the onions are something else


Please do us a pic robbo, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see that a member of the forum has grown a huge pumpkin


I would estimate those onions at around 750grms > 1 kg each in weight

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:46 am
by Geoff
The background is a breeze block wall, pumpkin weighs 319.8Kg. The heaviest onion that I didn't manage to photograph was 7.755Kg. The cabbage 30.2Kg, carrot 4.318Kg and beetroot 19.315Kg.