How Handy!

This book arrived on Monday. As you can see it was just in time for last month's Allotment Show - not. First published in 1953 (this is the seventh edition, updated this year), it contains many gems of advice to potential exhibitors, such as trimming fingernails prior to picking fruit or vegetables to prevent damage.

I ordered it on August 3rd - next time I'll order directly from the RHS instead of Amazon.


  1. Don't you hate it when things like this happen? Frustrating....sorry I haven't visited for awhile...I have been busy but hopefully I am back in the swing of things now!

  2. At least you'll be well prepared for next year! xx

  3. Hi neva - welcome back :) Will pop over to yours later

    Flighty - exactly. No excuses for my raspberries next year!

  4. Me thinks you are thinking ahead to entering your apples into next year's Malvern Autumn show?!

  5. Hi, I LOVE your little hat knitting thing you are participating in. How sweet is that? Hope your weekend is wonderful! Blessings!

  6. PG - I've been rumbled ;)

    Rebeckah - welcome and thanks!

  7. yes young lady, perhaps next year you will remember to LEAVE THE RASPBERRY STALKS ON

  8. Hello Emma - where did you pop up from? :) Pity it didn't arrive before the show as planned eh?

  9. Talk about snail mail !

  10. Hi Anna - absolutely. If only I'd gone to the source!


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