Malvern Show

by on October 1, 2015
in Vegetable Growing

We had a brilliant weekend at Malvern – Liverpool winning – Wales winning (say no more) winning a Gold with my display and winning the best Exhibit with the display as well. Lets hope we can do the buisness this afternoon against Fiji who are a really powerful side. Some pictures from Malvern –  

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Leeks for Malvern

by on September 22, 2015
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Vegetables are obviously healthy for you, but did you know that the Blanch leeks have special energising powers that make you feel a 100% fitter. The leeks below are therefore going by Courier tomorrow morning to the Welsh Rugby team hotel to make such powerful soup that the English team won’t stand a chance against […]

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New Carrot

by on September 21, 2015
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I had a new carrot on trial this year and I have just harvested some yesterday and it seems to be full of promise for next season. It’s definitely the best carrot that I have trialled so far that comes anywhere near to matching Sweet Candle. In fact I think the skin finish and the […]

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The National Vegetable Society Championships at Dundee

by on September 11, 2015
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A few pictures from the Nationals where the quality of the exhibits were first class.          

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Masterclass Weekend

by on September 2, 2015
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My 17th consecutive Masterclass weekend is again being held at the Royal Victoria Hotel at the base of Snowdon in Llanberis, Gwynedd on Friday the 6th through to Sunday lunch time on the 8th of November. The Programme as well as my introductory letter and Booking form are below for your perusal. Medwyn’s       of Anglesey […]

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Welsh Branch Championships of NVS

by on August 24, 2015
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  What a brilliant venue The National Botanic Garden of Wales situated near Llanarthney in the Towy Valley, Carmarthenshire proved to be. It was through their kind generosity that the Welsh Branch of the National Vegetable Society were able to host their Championships there on the 22nd and 23rd of August. The show was held […]

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Tullamore Show

by on August 20, 2015
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It’s always a pleasure to go over to the Emerald Isle to Judge the Tullamore Show in Co Offaly. This must have been my sixteenth year over there and the standard of the exhibits seems to be improving year on year. This has to be the biggest one day show anywhere, both in Ireland and […]

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Frank Mercer FNVS

by on August 2, 2015
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I had a phone call this morning from Miles Mercer to say that his father had passed away last Friday. Frank was 84 and lived on the Wirral. He was a brilliant vegetable grower with an allotment that many would be proud to have as a front garden. Frank was one of the few early […]

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Tatton Park Show

by on July 29, 2015
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Every time I judge the RHS Tatton Park Sumer Show I find that the vegetables appear to be fresher than at any other show. A classic case of this were the dish of Broad Beans shown by Gordon Lucas from Crewe. The nine pods were really bright green with 9 beans in the pod that […]

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Trial on Scab

by on July 21, 2015
in Vegetable Growing

Further to my earlier article on Common Scab and as a reply to Simon Smith, I did a trial last Spring on two Kestrel potatoes that had scab, one had far too much scab on for exhibition and the other was even worse and just fit for pigs! I planted both in my own potato […]

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