The weather has taken a turn after all that sunny weather of a few weeks ago, it is now feels well and truly like Autumn. I absolutely love this time of year, well, except for the rain that is, but on Saturday the weather stayed dry and sunny for our visit to the Autumn Show at the Three Counties Show Ground in Malvern. This is the second year we have visited the show and we enjoyed it as much as we did our first visit.
The vintage caravans were there once again, In smaller numbers I think this year, but they were still lovely to see and all look so cosy inside. This one even had a bow window with leaded panes,
One of the things I love seeing is all the giant vegetables, although this year must not have been such a good year for growing pumpkins as the winning ones weren't as big as last years winner. Still impressive nonetheless.
Will you look at the size of the winning marrow! 70.7kg.
That's 155 lb or 11st 13lb
I've no idea if they grow these especially for these shows or if they are a fluke, either way that's a monster of a marrow!
The winning flowers, I do love a dahlia, but again, not as many on show as last year
There were all the same sorts of traders as last year as well as gardening talks cooking demos and stalls selling a variety of items, garden related, gifts and clothes too. The tickets are not cheap, (£20 if you pay in advance, £25 on the day) but It Is a whole day out and there is a lot to see, so good value I suppose.
While we were in the middle of the heatwave at the beginning of September I couldn't wait to create my own little Autumn celebration in a tiered tray. My first attempt at this and I'm rather pleased with it. I've included some close ups of the pillows, Pumpkin Spice Everything and Welcome Autumn were finishes from this year, Pumpkin Spice Farm Is a finish from a few year ago.
Dream by Cottage Garden Samplings and Quaker Pumpkins drum sit on my mantle in the sitting room
This time next week will be October 1st, honestly, where does the time go?
It's going to be a busy last week of the month but hopefully I will be back next week with everything I've managed to make in September.
Have a good week all