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'You should see the other marrow I've got at home'
FRUIT and vegetables in all shapes and sizes – but usually enormous – were displayed alongside an array of colourful flowers at this year’s Broadway Horticultural and Craft Show.
Despite concerns that the summer’s bad weather may have put a damper on the show, gardeners from miles around proved they could still grow some award-winning produce.
More than 900 entries were made across all categories with 262 different people entering overall.
Roger Bailey, the show secretary and acting chairman, said: “It is a lot better than I thought it was going to be because of the poor weather.
“All the judges are saying the standard is very good.”
One of the winners was Martin Enstone, of Broadway, who entered 41 categories and won 40 prizes, including first prize for his remarkable 25-kilo marrow.
He said: “The weather has affected us.
For a while everything seemed to just stand still. But we have managed.
“I have another marrow at home that I think is about 30 kilos – but I am saving that to take to the Malvern show.
“The art to growing them is to bury the leading shoot and leave two on a plant.
When the show is finished I will take it home and may use some of the seeds but I won’t eat it.”
Mr Enstone was also awarded the Challenge Cup for achieving the most points in show.