THE clouds that have been a feature of much of the summer could turn out to have a silver lining for local gardeners.
According to Cupar Flower Show garden competition judge Allan Graham, the poor weather means that most blooms are coming out late - and that means that the timing could be perfect for exhibitors entering their cut flowers, fruit and vegetables into the Cupar Centenary Flower Show on August 27 and 28.
Mr Graham, who recently retired as head gardener at Craigtoun Country Park, St Andrews, after 37 years, praised all the entries in this year’s garden competition, saying they were ‘a credit’ to their owners.
“It is not easy trying to keep on top of the weeds when it has been so wet,” he commented.
“The quality and designs of the garden are extremely high and the classes were very competitive and a pleasure to judge, and it is encouraging to see new competitors entering into these classes”.
The competition was sponsored by Green Thumb Lawn and Treatment Services of Perth.
The presentation of all the trophies and other awards from the flower show competitions will take place in the upper hall of the Corn Exchange, Cupar, on Sunday, August 28, at 4.45pm.
For more information on entering the centenary flower show, contact Wanda Wheelans on 01334 654648 or visit www.cuparflowershow.co.uk