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Author Topic: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009  (Read 15487 times)

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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2009, 09:04:25 AM »
Thanks to all for the super pictures, we came home completely Christmas crackered. I must thank Ian and Carol Bainbridge not only did they and the team organise this super show but they fed a multitude of people afterwards. I would also thank John Mitchell and Elspeth RBGE i have never seen the skills at buttering rolls so well performed thanks to everyone else who worked so hard in the kitchen, cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2009, 09:13:42 AM »
Looks like it was an excellent show, thanks for the pics so far. 
We might manage a caption competition for the Witches coven shot - any ideas?  ;)
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2009, 10:19:13 AM »
Some super plants there.  Wow, those pleones!  And Lily looks very much a part of the show too.  She deserves a prize, so well behaved!
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2009, 11:07:50 AM »
Wonderful pictures Tom !!  Thanks for taking us there !
Congratulations to all winners of yet another great show !
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2009, 01:33:06 PM »
Good stuff Tom ,thanks for posting.
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2009, 06:59:45 PM »
Looks like it was an excellent show, thanks for the pics so far. 
We might manage a caption competition for the Witches coven shot - any ideas?  ;)

"A drum, a drum, MacBeath doth come"

Looking at the picture again, this is probably more apt.

Eye of newt and wing of bat !!!!!  I still think chocolate is a better ingredient.
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2009, 07:10:21 PM »
Looks like it was an excellent show, thanks for the pics so far. 
We might manage a caption competition for the Witches coven shot - any ideas?  ;)

"A drum, a drum, MacBeath doth come"

 so he did.............
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Ron McBeath that is  ;D
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2009, 09:18:44 PM »
Eileen Goodall, a registered forumist and Edinburgh Group Member has provided a delightful display of her flower paintings in the foyer of the halls for the last few years at the Edinburgh Show..... here are a few samples from this year......
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Fritillaria aurea
Gentiana 'Devonhall'
A group of  Narcissus blooms
Picotee poppies
Snowdrops
 Part of Eileen's display

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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2009, 09:23:48 PM »
Looks like it was an excellent show, thanks for the pics so far. 
We might manage a caption competition for the Witches coven shot - any ideas?  ;)

"A drum, a drum, MacBeath doth come"

 so he did.............

Ron McBeath that is  ;D

So he did - along with a lot of other enthusiastic folk and we had a fantastic day' perhaps we could charge folk to come and enjoy the fun - oops we DO charge folk to come and enjoy the fun! One elderly lady appeared with her shopping trolley  and used a walking stick to get around the plants sales room to make her purchases... another I observed had one of those motorised zimmers... which I for one avoided getting in the way of!  
It was a fab. day - oh and the 'coven' was quorate so our decisions are binding :) [Maggi what were our decisions  ??? ::) ??? - for a start there was no walnut and coffee cake that is a hanging offense in my book!]

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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2009, 09:41:01 PM »
Definite curses flying around for the lack of coffee walnut cake... though it must be said everyone seemed to cope pretty well with the umpteen others on offer! Carrot, Lemon Drizzle,  chocolate, apple cake.... any number of speciality gluten free and/or dairy free goodies.... all sorts of other yummies, great freshly made filled rolls .... the egg mayo  rolls were scrumptious ..... ::) 8)

Not too sure we managed many  spells errrr, decisions.... free eye tests for judges, I think...... ::)
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2009, 10:19:48 PM »
I know that the shows are about plants.... but I cannot help feeling that the Teas are the backbone of the operation.... therefore that makes the kitchen the engine room.....
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Mary, Kathleen, Eileen  and Elspeth
Mary Pryde is a great cook, by the way, as well as a keen member and wife of Ian Pryde, who was busy stewarding in the show hall ,many of you will know that Ian is is charge of SRGC Seed Packeting.
Elspeth works at the RBGE and was responsible, with John Mitchell for the Botanic Gardens' display in the show hall as well as working all day in the kitchen. Her daughter Eloise did sterling service taking the tea money!   Eileen Goodall is the artist whose work I showed earlier. Kathleen is a former Edinburgh Group Treasurer.


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John Mitchell, also from RBGE and serving as a judge shows his culinary talents with some other skilled helpers .... Elspeth is in the background and, to my shame, I forget the name of the other member, who was busy all day.... I'll find out... :-[

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Joint Show Secretary Carole Bainbridge washes her hands... but not of the whole affair  ;D

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Early snackers.... visitor from Tyneside, accompanying Tom Green who was exhibiting very successfully and Susan McBeath

 plus, click the following pix to enlarge..... some of the table decorations for the tea room, done by "Georgie" from the Botanics... bless her!


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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2009, 10:27:52 PM »
The chaming table decorations put me in mind of this sculptural Salix  from the Show  bench...
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and the name is here.... Salix nakmurana var. yezoalpina
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....more tomorrow!
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2009, 10:32:24 PM »

Not too sure we managed many  spells errrr, decisions.... free eye tests for judges, I think...... ::)

Isn't that a standard agreement of the coven  ;D ??? ;D
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2009, 10:34:45 PM »
And... which Dutch member of the forum was at the show  ??? Ian B. told me today that a Dutch forum member was at he show...
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Re: EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS SHOW 4th April 2009
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2009, 10:39:15 PM »
And... which Dutch member of the forum was at the show  ??? Ian B. told me today that a Dutch forum member was at the show...


 Really?  I have no idea... he must have been keeping a low profile......I'm very sorry to hear that someone visited without making himself known to us  :'( :'(
......did he spot the coven and flee in fear? ::)
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