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Giant veg and big begonias at Purbrook Horticultural Society show

Kevin Myerscough with his sweet dreams begonia which came second prize. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (142505-4443)

Kevin Myerscough with his sweet dreams begonia which came second prize. Picture: Sarah Standing (142505-4443)

FROM giant flowers to huge vegetables, a horticultural society had a show to marvel at.

The Purbrook Horticultural Society hosted its summer show at the weekend and had beautiful begonias on show as well as roses and root vegetables.

Members of the society entered their best pieces which were examined by independent judges. On show there were flowers, cakes, hand-made crafts, artwork from schoolchildren and vegetables.

Kevin Myerscough, from Purbrook, won first prize for his begonia. The 57-year-old said: ‘I was really happy when the society decided to include begonias for the first time this year. I was delighted with how mine came out.’

Fellow member Phil Stock, 67, got first prize for his giant marrow. Phil, from Denmead, said: ‘It just kept growing and growing this year. We were amazed.’

The show was held at Crookhorn College, on Stakes Hill Road, and is the second in the year the society has held.

Chairman Lynda Piddington said: ‘Our shows are very popular with the members and this year has been no different. The entries are fantastic.’

 

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