Best in Show at DCC!

We had a lovely weekend at the Dorset County Show last weekend. The weather stayed dry all weekend, although I have to say it was cold overnight in the caravan-woke up Sunday morning and we could see our breath!!

For the first time,the Hort. section ran a mini show garden competition for the outside stall holders and our 1m2 wildlife garden won. In fact we went on to win Best in Show from all the outside show gardens. To say I was thrilled is an understatement  🙂

I tried to promote Dorset Wildlife Trust through the mini garden and gave away wildlife gardening leaflets.The Trust is dear to my heart as I volunteer for them one day a week on the lovely Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, helping visitors in the nature reserve. We also ran a little competition for the children which was counting the ladybirds in the garden and giving a sweetie prize if they had a go! On Sunday 2 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies were flying around the garden all day, which was nice for everyone to see.

P1070657 Here are Bob and myself on our stall before judging and a closeup of the garden after we won.

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Beautiful Small Tortoiseshell butterfly

Beautiful Small Tortoiseshell butterfly

Our next time out selling will be at the 50th Birthday Celebration on Canford Heath, Poole on the 19th Sept. Details below.

Happy Gardening!

CH Bday bash

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