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Friday, November 10, 2017


When I started showing some 23 years ago I could never have imagined that one day I’d be stood up in front of some of the country’s top amateur growers giving them a talk about my  showing career, but this is what happened to me last weekend at Medwyn Williams’ annual seminar in Llanberis. I’ve often wanted to attend this seminar during my showing years but never got around to it so I jumped at the chance to give a talk entitled ’20 years of showing vegetables, flowers…and cakes!’ I thought it was well received but even so I was gobsmacked when a few top, top growers also commended me at the end of the weekend and said they voted my talk their favourite. This is me with my fellow speakers.

I couldn’t end this blog without one final mention of a wonderful young man who I had the pleasure to meet a couple of times and who I was shocked to learn had died in his sleep on 29th October at the way too early age of 27. Adam Greathead was a follower of this blog from its earliest days and I used to regularly correspond with him. He was an avid allotment gardener, showman and had several jobs in horticulture and will be sadly missed, but for such a young man he packed a lot in and achieved much in his short life. Farewell Adam, but I’ll be closely inspecting the flower beds that God will no doubt ask you tend when we meet up again in a few years time!

1 comment:

Science IT and Leisure said...

have a great day.