Saturday, 4 August 2012
A visit to Gateshead Summer Flower Show
Last weekend we took some time off from the allotment and, in between checking beehives, we headed to the Gateshead Summer Flower Show. We were keen to see how others had coped with the spring weather in their vegetable patches. We have lost lots of crops to the rain and cold so we were cheered up by the sight of huge leeks, supersized onions and amazingly long parsnips. And a trip to the show tent with the jams, preserves and fruit licquers gave me a few ideas to try myself.