A fairly low-key but still enjoyable Spring Show for us this year. The weather was so-so – slightly dull, slightly rainy – which meant fewer people came out to look at the show

daffs hyacinths cropped in the afternoon. It was disappointing that entrant numbers 


were also slightly down – maybe people were away in the week before Easter? – but on the bright side, we had 3 completely new exhibitors. We are always delighted when new people choose join in because it tells us there is a future for the show. After a good showing in the children’s classes in the Autumn Show, we only had two regulars this time. Thanks to the Emeleus boys for their continuing enthusiasm – we hope you will both encourage your friends to take part too!

As always, daffodils were a cheering sight on the show tables and there were some unusual eye-catching varieties this year. Isabel Daniels’ split corona narcissus attracted many compliments and deservedly won the Maurice Trophy for Best Exhibit in Narcissus Classes – there will definitely be some in my garden next spring. As always, the spring flowers and foliage make an attractive show – the range of snowdrops, polyanthus, early tulips, hellebore (having a good year!), hyacinths were most colourful. The coveted Association Cup, awarded for the most points gained overall in the growing classes, went this year to Tim Prince – well done, Tim!

This year, the number of baking and homecrafts entries were up. The Hand-Knitted Item class attracted seven exhibits and the Handcrafted Picture nine – obviously popular crafts at the moment! Pat King’s winning entry, a handbag knitted from bin bags and a Sainsbury’s carrier bag, was very clever. Unusually there was only one jar of marmalade – were all the marmalade makers concentrating on knitting instead this year?

In the evening, a number of members turned out for our traditional Fish & Chip supper – an enjoyable evening, although maybe the third round of the quiz was a little too challenging? Sorry about that Folks!

Lesley MacAndrew
BGA Secretary 

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Cup Winners


Association Cup (for most points in the growing classes)assoc cup
Tim Prince  510 points

Bill Rowlands Shield (for winner of plate of any vegetable: Class 24)
Marjorie Rowlands

Maurice Trophy (for Best Exhibit in the Narcissus classes)
Isabel Daniels (Class 6 Narcissus, split corona type)

Presidents Trophy (for Best Exhibit in the growing classes, other than Narcissus)
Alison Hudson (Class 12 Polyanthus)

Hambleton Cup (for most points in the Homecrafts, Handicrafts & Photography classes)
Alec MacAndrew 230 points

Stirtloe Trophy (for most points in Floral Arrangement classes)
Pat King  120 points

Children’s Cup (for most points in Children’s Classes)
Harry Emeleus 150 points

 

 

 

 

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

Janet Fox

Tim Prince

Tim Prince

2

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

Tim Prince

Janet Fox

Isabel Daniels

3

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

No entries

 

 

4

5 stems Narcissus, doubles

Tim Prince

Tim Prince

Alec MacAndrew

5

5 stems Narcissus multi-headed

Tim Prince

 

 

6

5 stems Narcissus split corona type

Isabel Daniels

Tim Prince

 

7

5 stems Narcissus single headed small type

Tim Prince

Isabel Daniels

Tim Prince

8

3 stems Bi-Colour Narcissus

No entries

 

 

9

3 stems Tulips

Tim Prince

Tim Prince

 

10

1 stem Hyacinth

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

Tim Prince

Tim Prince

11

3 stems any other bulbous type plant

Tim Prince

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

Tim Prince

12

3 stems Polyanthus

Alison Hudson

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

13

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

Marjorie Rowlands

Tim Prince

Alison Hudson

14

3 stems Flowering Shrubs all different varieties

Marjorie Rowlands

Alec MacAndrew

 

15

1 stem Flowering Shrub [specimen]

Rosemarie Jackson

Isabel Daniels

John Lloyd

16

3 stems Ornamental Foliage

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

Marjorie Rowlands

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

17

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

No entries

 

 

18

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

No entries

 

 

19

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

No entries

 

 

20

Flowering plant[s] in pot or container

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

Pam Fraser

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

21

Pot or container of bulbs

Isabel Daniels

Tim Prince

Tim Prince

22

Foliage plants in pot or container

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

 

23

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

Marjorie Bennett

Tim Prince

Sarah Winter-Goodwin

24

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

Marjorie Rowlands

Marjorie Rowlands

 

25

3 sticks Rhubarb

John Lloyd

 

 

26

Tray of Lettuce, pricked out

No entries

 

 

27

Tray of cuttings or seedlings, other than Lettuce

No entries

 

 

 

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

28

4 Chocolate Crispy Easter Nests

Harry Emeleus

Henry Emeleus

 

29

A Decorated Hard-Boiled Egg

Harry Emeleus

Henry Emeleus

 

30

A Small Vase of Spring Flowers

No entries

 

 

31

Photograph by the entrant – title “My Favourite Toy”

Harry Emeleus

Henry Emeleus

 

 

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

32

5 Cup Cakes, decorated

Miranda Fletcher

Alison Hudson

Pam Fraser

33

A homemade White Loaf

Marjorie Rowlands

 

 

34

A Spiced Banana Loaf

Alison Hudson

Lesley MacAndrew

Miranda Fletcher

35

5 Cheese Scones

Pam Fraser

Lesley MacAndrew

John Lloyd

36

A Jar of Orange Marmalade

Janet Fox

 

 

37

A Jar of Chutney or Relish

Alec MacAndrew

Marjorie Rowlands

Alec MacAndrew

38

A Bakewell Tart

Pam Fraser

Lesley MacAndrew

Paul R Manley

39

A Bottle of Hedgerow Liqueur

Alec MacAndrew

Michael Ridall

Marjorie Rowlands

40

Bottle of dry Red Wine

Anne Spreckley

Anne Spreckley

Mr F Day

41

Bottle of sweet White or Rosé Wine

Mrs J Day

Mr F Day

Mr F Day

42

A Hand-Knitted Item

Pat King

Lesley MacAndrew

Alison Hudson

43

A Handcrafted Picture

Pam Fraser

Christine Ridall

Isabel Daniels

44

Photograph – title: “Shoes”

Alec MacAndrew

Alec MacAndrew

Marion Lomas

45

Photograph – title: “Winter”

Alec MacAndrew

Pat King

Marion Lomas

 

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

46

A Flower Arrangement  “The Garden Awakes”

Pat King

Christine Ridall

 

47

A Round Centrepiece for a Dinner Party

Christine Ridall

Pat King

 

48

A Bag of Flowers

Pat King

Christine Ridall

Paul R Manley