Sweet smell of success at show

A visual delight and a perfumed aroma greeted visitors to Middle Rasen 
Horticultural 
Society’s annual sweet pea and summer early flower show.

The hall was buzzing as growers from Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire joined with local growers to display their flowers at this ever-popular event.

Some of the winners at this year's Middle RAsen Sweet Pea Show, with club president Joyce Rhodes and chaimran John Bennett, left EMN-140625-081608001

Some of the winners at this year's Middle RAsen Sweet Pea Show, with club president Joyce Rhodes and chaimran John Bennett, left EMN-140625-081608001

“A better display of sweet peas on display would be hard to find at any show”, said judge Dave Torrington, who is involved with many national exhibitors.

Society president Joyce Rhodes thanked everyone who had worked hard at and supported the show.

“The show has been fantastic this year and shows what a good reputation Middle Rasen Horticultural Show has; we intend to be here for many years to come,” said Mrs Rhodes.

Trophy winners were: Village Hall Cup, most points for flowers and pot plants ( excluding sweet peas) - Philip Hildred; Ashfield Trophy - William Pickwell; Societies Shield, highest points in sweet pea open classes – Lou Ashurst; NSPS Bronze Medal, winner of the three Vases - Lou Ashurst; NSPS Bronze Certificate, Best Vase of Sweet Peas – Brian Jepson; Novice Section Sweet Peas - Oswold Bertins; Vice Presidents Vase, most points in Floral Art – Gina Waite; Best Exhibit in Show - Gina Waite, Floral Art; Sylvia Pilley Salver, most points in rose section – Philip Hildred; Sylvia Pilley Memorial Salver, best specimen rose – Philip Hildred; Best Exhibit in Children’s Section, at – Jasmine Ashworth; Charles Hanmer Memorial Trophy, for five sweet peas – Lou Ashworth; Charles Hanmer Tankard, most points in sweet peas members’ section- Andy Hubbuck.

The Society’s main annual show will take place on July 26 at the Nags Head in Middle Rasen and schedules are available now from 01673 843206.