Blooms on show

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The fruits of a year’s labour have been proudly displayed once more at Lea.

Despite a rainy year, there was still plenty of colour to be seen at the 44th annual Horticultural Show, held in Lea School.

Prizes were handed out in categories including vegetable, fruit, floral, wine, craft and photographic.

Malcolm Rowell, show manager, said: “It has been a most unusual year in the garden.

“The weather has been the problem, and nature has had to fight hard to overcome it.

“We had lots of beans, potatoes, beetroot and marrows.

“A riot of colour from the annuals and perennials and of course the flower arrangers did not let us down.

“Perhaps folk concentrated on craft because there was a good display.”