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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Giant Vegetable Show 

Biggest and best flowers and vegetables

The UK National Amateur Gardening Show is scheduled for the 5-7 September, 2008, at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. They are usually blessed with glorious weather and offer spectacular garden displays, an abundance of flowers, fruit and vegetables, plus the biggest dahlia show in the world, organized by the UK National Dahlia Society.

The show is also home to the UK National Giant Vegetable Championships. Vegetables on display are not just big, they are monsters and, contrary to popular myth, having ejoyed optimum growing conditions they make good eating too. BigPumpkins.com provides an interactive web site for the giant pumpkin and squash growing community around the world. They help new comers to get started offer tips and even have a seed exchange.

Alastair Jamieson has just written an inspiring article about the Giant Vegetable Championships and the community of growers surrounding it.

One final note, the National Amateur Gardening Show also reckons to put on the best Bougainvillea (Paper Flower) display anywhere in Europe. Take a peek at a previous show on this video link.

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