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Fulham group’s plant show set to dazzle with dahlias

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Image captionThe 2015 Fulham Horticultural Society annual show

Dazzling dahlias and gorgeous gladioli will be on display when Fulham Horticultural Society hosts its annual show next month.

The popular show, from inner London’s oldest horticultural society, takes place on Saturday 10 September at St Etheldreda’s Church on the corner of Fulham Palace Road and Doneraile Street, Fulham.

As well as flowers and plants, there will be hotly-contested competition categories for sprouts, leeks, lettuce and onions, courgettes, cucumbers, grapes and – of course – the heaviest marrow.

“The show is now in its ninety-first year, and it is totally run by volunteers,” said Nicole Coleman, who produces the society’s lively monthly newsletter.

Late show entries are accepted at the church between 10am and 11am, then come and admire the tables groaning with plants, cakes and produce from 2.30-4.30pm and see if you agree with the judges’ decisions ahead of the prize-giving.

The show offers a vast range of categories of vegetables, as well as jams, preserves and cakes. There are also junior classes (under 16) in marzipan farm animals and vegetable printed pictures.

The group welcomes new members, with competition classes open to anyone with a garden or allotment within five miles of Fulham Broadway tube station.

For more details on the show, visit www.liapod.co.uk/fhs.