I think it’s about time the Mammoth Onion (or W Robinson and Sons, as they are officially known) were given the credit they deserve. For many years the vegetable displays at Chelsea were dominated by Medwyn Williams who got gold after gold for his flamboyant displays. Medwyn retired in 2010 with 11 golds under his belt. This year the quality and variety of the vegetables shown by the Robinsons at Chelsea was every bit as good as Medwyn’s ever were. Probably better. The fact that it’s all grown up here in the frozen north makes it even more remarkable. But they don’t have Medwyn’s showmanship and once again the Robinsons have been denied a gold. I think they’ve been badly done by. Up here it doesn’t do to show off and if the truth be told, they deserve a gold for their modesty alone.