Janet and John go to the Horticultural show.

Submitted by dulcie gabbani

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Today, Janet and John are going to the horticultural show. Horticultural is a big word isn't it?

Do you know what it means? Horticulture is all about growing things. John knows how to grow things.

Clever John.

Janet goes to talk to Mrs. Harrison from the college.

John sees Mrs. Norris.

'Hello Mrs. Norris', says John.

'What an nice display' says John. I can't grow fruit as I have a lot of trouble keeping the birds off of my plums.'

John's friend Reg knows a song about that.

John says, 'Are those conference pears?'

'Yes', says Mrs. Norris. My Charlie grows these. You can feel that they're a bit firm for eating just now, but they would be nice cooked. Would you like some?'

Kind Mrs. Norris.

'Thank you' says John, 'I'll have them tonight'.

Do you like pears? John does.

Then John sees Mrs. Waller. 'Hello Mr. Marsh', says Mrs. Waller. 'Are you not exhibiting? Your Rocket was the talk of the village last year!'

'No' says John.

See John blush. Paint John's face red.

Mrs. Waller says, 'I have something for you to try Mr. Marsh, it's Okra with thyme. Call in on the way home and I'll let you have the recipe, or if you fancy a snack now, I think I have some lettuce here'.

John says 'thank you Mrs. Waller, but I don't want to spoil my dinner'. Sensible John.

John sees Janet coming back. Janet has bought some new shears.

'Have you been a good boy?', says Janet.

'Yes, of course', says John. 'I saw Mrs. Norris. I told her I was looking for a nice firm pear, so she let me try her Charlie's. I told her that they would do a French tart proud.

Then I saw Mrs. Waller. She told me I could have wild thyme with ladies fingers if I popped in later, or if I couldn't wait, she'd lettuce behind the stall.'

See Janet get out the shears.

Can you hit twenty miles an hour in two seconds? John can.

Poor John.

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