DESPITE assorted weather in the build up to Fernhurst Horticultural Society’s autumn show, organisers were delighted with the number of entries almost across the board.

Although many competitors were left saying, as most gardeners do: “You should have seen it last week!”

The outstanding classes were the fuchsia blooms of many assorted colours and and the container of plant material grown mainly for foliage where several had well over a dozen varieties from hosta to formia, pittosporrum, variegated holly and much more.

The dahlias too were of high quality with the dark red of Sam Hoskins being a popular colour.

The required recipe for the competing cooks proved a popular choice with half a dozen entries, and there were also a mass of beautiful jams.

This was the first autumn show held on a Saturday for many years with the added attraction of enabling those who work to have the time to gather entries for the show.

The cakes served in the afternoon also gave others an opportunity to see what they could have entered.