Intrepid gardeners bloom at show

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INTREPID gardeners produced lovely sweet peas, roses and plenty of other bulbs and flowers in display at Polegate Gardeners Society’s Early Summer Show.

Show secretary Pat Reeve reported the vegetables were quite exceptional for this time of year but the lack of sunshine meant there wasn’t so much fruit on display this year.

The domestic section proved to be in favour as ever and the fancy cakes were delightful. The sweet scones, biscuits and the chocolate brownies proved to be very popular.

The Queen’s Jubilee set a theme for red, white, blue and silver colours in the Decorative section and there was also a class for ‘Picnic Time’ and a ‘Summer Miracle’.

A new section was revealed called ‘Rose for Scent’ – judged by the public and ‘extremely enjoyed by the judges’, Pat Reeves sauid.

Fred Gray, president of the society, presented trophies. See Parish Pump in the Sussex Express for full results.

The society is said to have up to 500 members and meets at St John’s Church Hall each month. Polegate Gardeners Society is more than 60-years-old, according to Polegate Community Association.