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 Show day dawns bright and sunny....

 

Well, the weather gods didn’t send the balmy March we’ve come to expect for the BGA Spring Show – no warmth, no sun, no show daffodils (almost). And how we laughed when we woke to snow on Show Day! Still, gardening folk are used to a challenge, never knowing what the weather will bring. 

Against all the odds, we had a lovely show, even though there were only 14 narcissus entries, compared to 39 in Spring 2012.  Exhibitors managed to fill the hall with some beautiful displays of other spring flowers and foliage, and the flowering plants, succulents and cacti were a fine sight.



daffsHomecrafts were popular as always, with plenty of plates of Traditional Easter Biscuits, several Carrot Cakes and Victoria Sponges and many jars of chutney/relish. The photograph competition continues to be popular, with the two classes, “A Country Church” and “Floods”, attracting 10 to 11 entries each

There was only one entrant in the Children’s Classes, which is disappointing, although that entrant reached her usual high standard in the three classes she entered. Hopefully the children who picked up a sunflower seedling in the afternoon will be eager to enter the Tallest Sunflower competition in the Autumn Show.

And I wonder why the Scarf class was so popular? Maybe next Spring we will have to hold a class for chunky pullovers?

A surprising number of people braved the weather to view the exhibits in the afternoon, to enjoy tea and Hot Cross Buns, and to enter the raffle. Many people trudged through the snow for a third time in the day to support BGA again at our traditional Fish & Chip Supper, which was very well attended, and was followed by a Vaguely Garden-Related Quiz.

Thank you to all our hardy entrants and congratulations to those who did manage to find some perfect daffodils to win classes on the day. And of course, thanks also go to everyone who supports Buckden Gardeners Association.

Lesley MacAndrew
Secretary, BGA 


 

 

Cup Winners

Association Cup (for most points in the growing classes)homecrafts
Sarah Winter-Goodwin 280 points

Bill Rowlands Shield (for winner of plate of any vegetable: Class 23)
Pam Sear

Maurice Trophy (for Best Exhibit in the Narcissus classes)
Tim Walker

Presidents Trophy (for Best Exhibit in the growing classes, other than Narcissus)
Anne Spreckley

Hambleton Cup (for most points in the Homecrafts, Handicrafts & Photography classes)
Alec MacAndrew 160 points

Stirtloe Trophy (for most points in Floral Arrangement classes)
Ann Moore 100 points

Children’s Cup (for most points in Children’s Classes)
Molly Hill 150 points

 

 

 

 

 All Class Winners

 

 

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Association Cup, Bill Rowlands Shield, Maurice Trophy, Presidents Trophy

1

5 stems Narcissus [daffodils] trumpets equal to or longer than petals

Tim Walker

Tim Prince

Tim Prince

2

5 stems Narcissus trumpet more than a third but less than petal length

Tim Prince

Peter Siddall

Peter Siddall

3

5 stems Narcissus short cup, trumpet less than a third of petal length

No entries

 

 

4

5 stems Narcissus, doubles

No entries

 

 

5

5 stems Narcissus multi-headed

No entries

 

 

6

5 stems Narcissus split corona type

No entries

 

 

7

5 stems Narcissus single headed small type

Ann Moore

Jan Ivanovich

J Fox

8

3 stems Tulips

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

 

 

9

1 stem Hyacinth

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

 

 

10

3 stems any other bulbous type plant

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

Tim Prince

Marjorie Rowlands

11

3 stems Polyanthus

Tim Prince

 

 

12

5 stems Spring flowers at least 3 varieties [no shrubs]

Ann Moore

Peter Siddall

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

13

3 stems Flowering Shrubs all different varieties

Ann Moore

 

 

14

1 stem Flowering Shrub [specimen]

Lesley MacAndrew

Ann Moore

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

15

3 stems Ornamental Foliage

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

Ann Moore

Peter Siddall

16

Novices 3 stems Narcissus [daffodils] trumpets equal to or longer than petals

No entries

 

 

17

Novices 3 stems Narcissus trumpet more than a third but less than petal length

No entries

 

 

18

Novices 3 stems Narcissus short cup, trumpet less than a third of petal length

No entries

 

 

19

Flowering plant[s] in pot or container

Anne Spreckley

Pam Fraser

J Fox

20

Pot or container of bulbs

Tim Prince

Tim Prince

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

21

Foliage plants in pot or container

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

 

 

22

Cactus or succulent plant [or plants] in pot or container

Tim Prince

Alec MacAndrew

Lesley MacAndrew

23

Plate of any vegetables, fresh or from storage, excluding Rhubarb

Pam Sear

Gerald Carpenter

Marjorie Rowlands

24

3 sticks Rhubarb

Gerald Carpenter

Pam Sear

 

25

Tray of Lettuce, pricked out

Lesley MacAndrew

 

 

26

Tray of cuttings or seedlings, other than Lettuce

Gerald Carpenter

Tim Prince

D Fox

 

Children’s Section (Children’s cup awarded for most points in section)

27

4 Easter Biscuits

Molly Hill

 

 

28

A Decorated Egg  real or artificial

Molly Hill

 

 

29

A Clock Face made from Sweets

Molly Hill

 

 

30

A Garden in a Breakfast Bowl

No entries

 

 

 

Homecrafts, Handicrafts & Photography (Hambleton Cup awarded for most points in section)

31

5 Traditional Easter Biscuits

Pam Fraser

Alison Hudson

Lesley MacAndrew

32

5 Chelsea Buns

Alec MacAndrew

Marjorie Rowlands

 

33

A Carrot Cake

Not awarded

Pam Siddall

Lesley MacAndrew

34

5 Sausage Rolls

Not awarded

Jim Quick

Marjorie Rowlands

35

A Jar of Orange Marmalade

J Fox

Peter Siddall

Lesley MacAndrew

36

A Jar of Chutney or Relish

Alec MacAndrew

Alec MacAndrew

Marjorie Rowlands

37

Victoria Sponge

Not awarded

Pam Siddall

Not awarded

38

5 Cheese Scones

Pam Fraser

Marion Lomas

Jim Quick

39

A Bottle of Hedgerow Liqueur

Jim Quick

Marjorie Rowlands

Fred Day

40

Bottle of dry Red Wine

Fred Day

Jean Day

Anne Spreckley

41

Bottle of sweet White or Rosé Wine

Fred Day

Fred Day

Anne Spreckley

42

A Handmade Greeting Card

Not awarded

Pam Fraser

Pam Fraser

43

A Handmade Scarf

Alison Hudson

Alison Hudson

Lesley MacAndrew

44

Photograph – title: “A Country Church”

Tim Walker

Alec MacAndrew

Anne Spreckley

45

Photograph – title: “Floods”

Anne Spreckley

Alec MacAndrew

Anne Spreckley

 

Floral Arrangements – (Stirtloe Trophy awarded for most points in section)

46

A modern arrangement using few flowers/accessories

Ann Moore

Pam Sear

 

47

A flower arrangement “Tour de France 100th Anniversary”

No entries

 

 

48

Floating flower heads in a shallow dish

Ann Moore

Pam Sear

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

 

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