I’m sorry that I haven’t any pictures of people at Rush this year. I didn’t even
have time to take photographs of all the Sweet Pea entries. I had to give up when
exhibitors were taking their flowers faster than I could take pictures. I feel OK
about it though: I know some of those flowers made successful appearances at the
Dublin 5 show on the following day.
I’m glad to reassure you that loyal people like Melissa, Susan, Judy and Barbara
are still working hard and efficiently to make the whole show a great success, perhaps
feeling a little the worse for wear but looking better than ever - so to my eye all
will be well for next year, and I’ll try hard to get a better all-round view of the
show for you in 2010.
A Challenge from the Plants to the Exhibitors:
I can tell the Irish plants are grown well: if their Irish growers would avoid showing
stems with extra petals or double-top wings, would release trapped standards early,
and would secure the stems to keep them straight and prevent wind damage, then the
standard shown here would be fit to challenge at British National level: the plants
are doing their part.