The first information evening on how to prepare fruit and vegetables, home baking and preserves, home-made wine, craft, and floral art exhibits for showing, held by the Cromar and District Horticultural Society last Friday, proved a great success.
Novices and the more experienced were able to pick the brains of experts on how to enter the annual Flower Show with everything from a display of vegetables to a knitted toy.
Questions were wide ranging including the correct way to sew up knitted items, how to transport flowers to the show and how to present home-baked items. At the end of the evening several participants said that they now felt more confident and would be entering items at the Show on Saturday, August 11.
The Society is already planning its popular Plant Sale to be held at 10 am in the MacRobert Hall on Saturday, May 12 , when a range of vegetable, bedding, sweet pea and herbaceous plants will be available. Entry to the sale is free. Tea, coffee and home bakes will be on sale and there will be a produce stall. As this is the Society’s major fund raising event to support costs of the annual Flower Show, donations of plants or seed from local gardens and regular show exhibitors is appreciated.
Donated plants may be left at the MacRobert Hall between 6 and 9 pm on Friday, May 11 or on Saturday between 8.30 and 9.30 am.
Alternatively, call Stephen McCallum (013398 81072), Jess Gibb (013398 81277) or Maureen Cuthbert (013398 81479) to arrange a more convenient time.