Because the cut flowers are the most fragile and transient items exhibited in the Robbo Show, they are the last items to be prepared.
The Pavilion team, led by Katherine Wood, supervise the setting up of the final displays, after the last exhibitors have put in their flowers. Well, at least that is how it is meant to work. Some, especially the Dahlia exhibitors and some Rose exhibitors were there fussing around till the very last moment. Some people even take it upon themselves to offer advice to the Show President, Show Secretary, Pavilion Head Steward and anyone who will listen, on what we have done wrong, and how we ought correct things for next year.
In accordance with true country politeness, we allow them to have their say. After all, the world would be a dull place without some people who know everything about their favourite topic, wouldn't it?
The judging will start at 7:00am sharp tomorrow morning. I will be there, as one of the Stewards, just helping to write out the ribbons.
I am able to publish photographs of these these flowers for they have not yet been judged.I have seen (and indeed photographed) many of the other entries in the cooking, the jams and preserves, the Fruit and Vegetable sections, but as they had already been judged, it would be inappropriate to "let the cat out of the bag" by accidentally showing entries with ribbons draped over some and not others, until the doors open tomorrow morning.
Katherine Wood has said already that she is very happy with the standard of entries in the Pavilion, this year. It looks like it will be a good show. Lets hope the weather is not unkind to us, that's all.