Lost Pudding Pit & other winners

 Hello m' stray pickles,

Firstly, thank you so much for all the good luck messages last week! It was very sweet of you. Monsieur calls it my 'most favourite day of the year' - The Falmouth Spring Flower Show. Although technically it is on all weekend.

The transportation was the greatest challenge this year as the weather had decided to blow a gale on the Friday hand in. As I opened the boot of the car, the paper flowers on my youngest kid's exhibit took wild flight across the car park. A frantic chase ensued, my green mac whipping me in the face.

Even before this, I'd managed to break my constructed floral headpiece the night before. Luckily Gorilla glue came to the rescue. To top it off I spectacularly toppled a pot in the car, in spite of granny driving at a steady 20 mph. An emergency in-boot re-pot was required!

Above: ready to load up the boot

Goodness knows how Tremough Gardens transported this tall cactus -



Oh but how wonderful the show was when it opened on Saturday!

 
Above: Cauliflower poodle
Below: Deluxe bug hotel



***Let's cut to the chase and give a run down of our winning entries - ***

Petite Floral - 'A delicate Tiara Class' - 1st Prize! 

Seeing as I was the only entrant in this category, I was sort of guaranteed a prize, but take a look at the Judge's lovely comment -

An exquisite intricate design of woven tiny white flowers, forest green leaves and mosses. Absolutely delightful, just fit for a woodland fairy princess. Well done. 

Please see the end for better quality pictures.

Bowl / miniature succulent garden class - 2nd Prize


Children's Spring themed Recycled Art Class (age 7-8) - 3rd Prize 


Children's Spring themed Recycled Art Class (age 9-11) - 3rd Prize 


 Other categories we entered but missed out on  (you can't have it all can ye!) -

 Class: Camellias floating in bowl (more like sinking Camellias in our case, top right)


Class: 4 pots of succulents

 

Class:  Crassulaceae, 1 pot (bottom right - annoyingly not quite in flower, despite the promising buds)


I'll leave you with some better pictures taken at home.

I just need Claire from Winter Peach Photography to incorporate the tiara into one of her moody, magical woodland shoots!

 
 

 
 
Inspired by Cornish gardens and the local mining heritage - the Lost Pudding Pit -

 

 


Plus a little video should you have time -

 

 

Thank you for visiting. Please do say hello.

My blogger friends may have noticed my absence, but rest assured, with the show now over with, I will be doing the royal rounds.

 Lulu Longmizzle xXx 


You may also like - 

Pick a Pit

Flower show awards & bitch slaps

Fairy Gardens

Daffodils beneath the telegraph wires 

 

More recent posts can be founds here - 

https://longmizzle.blogspot.com/


Comments

  1. Congratulations to you all - a very good result! It looks to be a vibrant and well supported show. I am impressed by the the cauliflower poodle, which made me smile.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you Ellie :) I heard the cauliflower poodle achieved posh pooch Instagram fame! xXx

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  2. Well done, Team Longmizzle! You did us proud. I absolutely love that woodland tiara and yes, Claire would be able to do it justice in one of her photoshoots.
    The cauliflower poodle is utter genius! xxx

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    1. Thanks Vix chuck :) Apparently a lady brazenly tried the tiara on and the show organisers had to put a 'please do not touch' sign on it! xXx

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  3. congratulations to the winning team!!
    you and you gorgeous kids made stunning pieces of art! the pudding pit is just beautiful and i would love to wear the dainty crown to the next solstice celebration..... <3 <3 <3
    thank you for the video - so much beauty - from the lush garden and radiating daffodils to the wild cornish shore.... but what i do love most is the excitement in your voice!
    xxxxx
    ps: we had snow on our little mountains (max. 550 meters above sea level) this morning!

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    1. Thank you Beate :) I am so excited I am making my microphone pop! (slap on the hand for an ex -audio engineer!). I shall be over shortly... xXx

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  4. Interesting show and I'm impressed with all the entries. The cauliflower Poodle made me smile, very flambouyant and maybe my new pup Popcorn will look as good when he grows a bit!
    You and your family did well with your entries, very well done. Your 1st place may have been a lone entry but who's to says it wouldn't have won anyway? To quote Mr. Grace from "Are you being served" you all did very well!
    I enjoyed your video at the end, you do make them well.

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    1. Thank you David :) Very kind of you. I look forward to seeing Popcorn's future pooch hair styling! xXx

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  5. Well done on your wins. Very worthy entrants you clever girl. I'll have a look at the video when I get home. X

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    1. Only because it uploaded twice.x

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    2. Oh, I thought it might have been some North Eastern profanities ;) x

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  7. Such a fun post, I'm actually going to do some transplanting of veggies today, and hopefully we can clear the kitchen this weekend and put everything into the greenhouse. Lovely bits and pieces at the flower show---I hope we have a break in Chicagoland weather, nothing green quite wants to show their faces yet. Sandi

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    1. Hey, great to hear from you Sandi! I hope all is well in Chicagoland and that the veggie transplanting goes well xXx

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  8. Congratulations to all! I'm loving your kids' creativity, and isn't the Lost Pudding Pit delightful! Your woodland fairy tiara is magical, and I absolutely agree on it being perfect for one of Claire's elopement shoots.
    The cauliflower poodle is both brilliant and hilarious, and oh my, look at that display of daffs!
    Loved the little video with the peek at the gorgeous Cornish coast at the end, thank you so much for sharing Lulu! xxx

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    1. Thanks Ann :) Turns out they weren't skinny dippers on the beach, but still brave of them to brave the sea with no wetsuits! xXx

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  9. Result!! Congratulations! I love them all! The Lost Pudding Pit is genius and your girls have absolutely inherited your creative genes.
    Thank you very much for the bandstand footage and for the shout out. I know you would do me proud if you were closer and I ever needed a tiara. The shape you created with those twigs is exquisite!
    The cauliflower poodle and those daffs are incredible and the cacti display reminds me of Gareth's window ledge when I first met him.
    It sounds like you had a blast! xxx

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    1. Thank you Claire :) Originally the tiara had more 'antlers' but it broke so I had to re-construct & simplify it. It is such a shame we don't live closer. Imagine all the woodland weirdness we'd get up to! xXx

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  10. Super photos Lulu - loved that Cauliflower poodle. Well done with your prize winners. Enjoyed your video. All good wishes.

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    1. Argh thanks Mike :) I'm coming over for a nosey... xXx

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  11. having a lot of issues with blogger including leaving comments - 3rd attempt! Your crown was a deserving winner, no wonder it was the only entrant, it's such a difficult thing to make - you have excelled - it's so.... wood fairy....in fact I need one.... I would wear it and I love it. I like cauliflower poodle but I bet he stinks. I so want to get out and do gardening and it's so not happening, I planted potatoes on t'allotment on Monday and I suspect they are now sitting in their very own individual moats.

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    1. Thanks for persevering Betty! The crown is yours! Although it i actually very small so maybe I'll make an adult sized one. Haha, yes, cute but stinky poodle. Fingers crossed for the tatties xXx

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  12. Just wonderful! Congratulations on your results. I have a feeling you will already be thinking about next year's entries. Xx

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    1. Thank you Jules! :) I need to come over very soon & have a bloggy catchup... xXx

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  13. Wow, such wonderful entries and many congratulations on your rightful prizes. Your tiara is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you SM :) I hope you are well & see you over at your bloggy soon ... xXx

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