2023 – The best show yet!

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“The best show yet.  “So much colour!” “Inspiring.”   These are just some of the compliments we heard repeated by the entrants and visitors to the Rye Flower and Veg Show which took place on Saturday 19th August at Rye Community Centre.  The number of entries (311) exceeded all expectations and despite the slow start to […]

I blame it on the weather!

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It’s such a gardener’s “thing” to blame the weather for almost everything. “Too dry! Too wet! Too windy! Too cold!” But, both this year and last, these complaints were and are absolutely true. The recent rainfall should have helped a little although if there was a class for bindweed and ground elder I know that […]

Show tips part 2

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Here are some more useful tips from Shelley to help you improve your entries and chances! The words are her own and the images are individually credited. Thanks again Shelley. There are 81 days to go (as I write) before the deadline of 5pm, Friday 18th August when you must have registered your entries so […]

There’s sweeping the board, then there’s sweeping the board!

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One of the best things about the annual horticultural show in Rye is the ultra-friendly competitiveness. The overall winner of the Tate Trophy and Banksian Medal together with other awards was Rye resident Pat Wightwick, who produced a stunning display of vegetables, flowers and home baking.  But whilst Pat scored highly and won best entry […]