Rain did not stop blooms

DESPITE the rain scuppering some entries at the eleventh hour, the Woodbridge Flower Show enjoyed another successful year with increased numbers of exhibits.

DESPITE the rain scuppering some entries at the eleventh hour, the Woodbridge Flower Show enjoyed another successful year with increased numbers of exhibits.

The show, run by the Woodbridge Horticultural Society and marking the society's 150th anniversary, had 700 exhibits at the community hall, Station Road, over the weekend.

Francis Dunn, society secretary, said there had been an increase of 200 exhibits compared to last year.

Mr Dunn added: ''Cookery, handicraft and similar things are not affected by the weather. But I think we are starting to see different patterns emerge because of the changing seasons and some things flowered early when normally at the time of the show they would be in their prime. Roses have been early, they have gone past their peak.''

The exhibits included some attractive floral art, vegetables, jams, cakes, photographs and children's models of Harry Potter's School, boats and aeroplanes.