Yesterday I went up to the RHS London to visit the Autumn Show.
You might remember this time last year I entered my own giant pumpkin and came a creditable 4th place!
There were some more serious competitors this year, the 1st and 2nd place went to the Hampshire twins Ian and Stuart Paton. The winning pumpkin was well over a ton!
Elsewhere, the RHS fruit specialists were identifying apple varieties. Next week at the Wisley Taste of Autumn show
you can take apples along to be identified.
These were just a few of the wonderful British apple varieties on show. It has been such a great year for apples!
Congratulations to the Duke of Devonshire who grew these amazing fruit at his greenhouse at Chatsworth. These are described as Citrus Imperialis 'Lipo'
known as the Imperial Lemon
. Thought to be a cross between a Lemon and a Grapefruit.
A wonderful display of chillis too, I'm a bit of a wimp really when it comes to hot chillis and I don't think I will ever have the nerve (stupidity!) to try one of these Dorset Naga chillis!
Here's my entry to the show. Display of assorted Winter Squash with Labrador!