Saturday, 9 July 2011

Ring o Ring of Roses

It is the Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate this coming week.There is lots to see from cattle and sheep to horses and farm machinery. One of my favourite memories as going as a child with my Dad and uncles after we had been to the goats and pigeons was to go into the flower tent. The tent was actually a huge marquee and 50 years ago it was not common place in our lives to see such structures.Plain white ones and candy stripes in all hues.There was something magical about tents. The flower tent was special as soon as you approached it the sweet smell of flowers took over the air. Blooms of rose,sweet peas ,delphiniums and dahlias were on display. Here you see our roses which are all from one stalk. Maybe not quite first prize winners but beautiful all the same.