Champion grower Peter Glazebrook has broken his own record at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, with the world's first ever 18lb onion.
Peter, from Newark, collected the prize for the heaviest onion and a new world record with a super specimen weighing in at 18lb 1oz (8.195kg). The previous record of 17lbs 15.5oz was set by Peter at the 2011 Autumn Show.
His winning ways also continued in the giant vegetable competition with a clean sweep of every class. Peter took first place with a massive marrow weighing in at 119lbs 12 oz (54.318kg), a colossal cabbage at 81lbs 6oz(36.912kg), a prodigious potato at 3lb 31/8 oz (1.446kg) and a tremendous tomato weighing 3lb 11/4 oz (1.390kg). In the class for the longest runner bean he won with a specimen measuring 31 3/4" (80.645cms) and also produced the longest cucumber at 32 1/4" (81.915cms).
For the full results of the giant vegetable competition click here.
Pictured Top: Peter Glazebrook proudly shows off his world record beating 18lb 1oz (8.195kg) heavy onion.
Above: Fitness instructor and powerlifting champion, Jonathan Walker, from Gambaru Fitness in Harrogate, takes on a monster challenge when he swaps his weights for Peter Glazebrook's prize winning 119lb 12 oz (54.318kg) giant marrow.
Beautiful garden borders bring ideas to life
Top Left - Jeni Cairns puts finishing touches to her Premier Gold winning show garden border, Contemplation Corner, which won the Sam Cryer Trophy for the best garden border.
Top Right - Jason Loh, in his Premier Gold winning The Tranquil Far East
Bottom Left - Helen Fletcher, from Harewood House, tending their Premier Gold winning Bordering on the Edge
Bottom Right - Mark Hanlon (left) and Johnny Clasper in the Gold Award winning garden 'O' Naturelle
To read more about the Show Garden Borders click here
Edrom win autumn Best in Show for second year
Plants nurseries and specialist gardening societies from across the UK created stunning displays for the 2012 Autumn Show.
Judges awarded 22 Premier Gold, 25 Gold, 15 Silver Gilt, 11 Silver and 4 Bronze Awards. The Keith Robinson Trophy for Best in Show went to 2011 winners, Edrom Nursery, from Berwickshire, for their beautiful display of autumn flowering gentians.
Other trophies were awarded as follows:
Harrogate & District Horticultural Association Challenge -W Robinson & Son (Seeds and Plants), Preston, for their display of vegetables; Harrogate & District Horticultural Association Alice Bailey Challenge – Southfield Nurseries, Bourne, cacti and succulents; The Allen Cup – Hampshire Carnivorous Plants; Craig House Cacti, West Bromwich, cacti and succulents; The Greaves Cup – Harts Nursery, Oakhanger, lilies; W Arthur Taylor Trophy – Philip Tivey and Son, Leicester, Alstroemeria; Harrogate Corporation Trophy, Large Salver – Mickfield Hostas, Stowmarket; Harrogate Corporation Trophy, Medium Salver – Just Air Plants, Reading, tillandsia, neoregelia and other bromeliads; Harrogate Corporation Trophy, Small Salver – Eversley Nursery, Preston, ornamental grasses.
View highlights from the 2012 Autumn Show