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Blooming great show from Fulham Horticultural Society this weekend

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Green-fingered folk can show off the fruits of their labours this weekend at an open horticultural show in Fulham.

Whether you’ve got gorgeous gladioli, terrific tomatoes, or even bake a mean chocolate cake, the Fulham Horticultural Society Summer Show is the place to bring your produce and domestic crafts.

The show’s floral displays might also inspire some people to take part in H&F Council’s new planting scheme, where residents are being invited to make their streets greener and more attractive by putting shrubs, herbs and flowers in tree bases.

The Fulham Horticultural Society – which launched in 1924 – is holding its annual summer show on Saturday (16 July) from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the hall at St Etheldreda’s Church, in Fulham Palace Road and is open to members and non-members.

Fulham Horticultural Society open show
Image caption: Fulham Horticultural Society's open summer show is on Saturday 16 July from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

The society’s chairman Eddie Robinson said the event was a “show in every sense of the word”.

“If you are new to this sort of activity, it is a tremendous opportunity to see the very best and discover by talking, comparing and learning, how to match those standards,” he explained.

“For the regulars, there is the challenge to improve on previous years, all a constant source of fascination.”

The hall is set to be packed with flowers, vegetables, fruit, jams, cakes and handicrafts as entries pour in for the show’s 71 categories.

Entrants can bring along their produce from 10am, with judging kicking off at noon and the show opening its doors to visitors from 2.30pm.

“Bring your produce and domestic crafts to the event so that you can share with other like-minded people what you have,” added Mr Robinson. “Come along and join in.”

To enter the Fulham Horticultural Society Summer Show, visit www.liapod.co.uk/fhs to choose from the categories listed in the online handbook.

Entries can be made by email to fulhamhs@gmail.com or by phone to 07771 547 193 by 8pm on 14 July, and each class costs 20p for members and 40p for non-members.

Charlie Dowson best in show celery 2015
Image caption: Charlie Dowson with his 2015 Best in Show celery!