Flowers in abundance were admired at the Barkwith and District Gardeners’ Association late summer evening show.
The floral art is always an attraction and judge May Bennett chose an exhibit by Lyn Small as the best in the show.
Sue Johnson did exceptionally well, winning the Margaret Fairbank Memorial Trophy for the best flowering pot plant fuchsia, the Pauline Stubbs Memorial Trophy for the best pot plant, with an orchid, and the Betty Horton Challenge Cup for most points in the vegetable section.
Mary Dixon was presented with the Hugh Noble Challenge Rose Bowl of gaining the most points in the flower section and Lyn Small won the Ernie Smith Memorial trophy by showing the best dahlia in the show. The awards were presented by Graham Mowbray who also presented the prize to Grace Clark who always manages to produce the longest runner bean and this year was no exception as she claimed the prize once more after carefully nurturing and exhibiting her specimen bean.
Les Robinson who was busy in the harvest field was awarded the prize in his absence for growing the heaviest marrow.
John Bennett judged the fruit and vegetables and Cecile Povey the flowers assisted by the stewards Lyn Small, Yvonne Bryson and Chris Raynor.
A good attendance gathered to view the exhibits and Sheila Minns, chairman of the Gardeners Association thanked everyone for their entries, with particular thanks to all who had helped with the mammoth task of setting up the tables in the hall in preparation and for clearing away afterwards.
Lyn Small assisted by committee members and friends served tea and biscuits and Yvonne Bryson organised a raffle in aid of the Barkwith and district Gardeners Association funds.
Class winners were - fruit and vegetable section: three beetroot 1 Sue Johnson, 2 Grace Clark, 3 Mary Dixon; three onions 1 Shirley Booth , 2 Annabelle Reed, 3 Sue Johnson; marrow for quality 1 Les Robinson, 2 Joan Robinson, 3 Graham Mowbray; six standard tomatoes 1 Lyn Small, 2 Graham Mowbray: six cherry tomatoes 1 Grace Clark, 2 Sue Johnson 3 Sheila Minmns; six pods runner beans, 1 Mary Dixon, 2 Shirley Booth, 3 Sue Johnson; three roots carrots 1 Sue Johnson, 2 Grace Clark, 3 Annabelle Reed; five culinary apples 1 Shirley Booth, 2 Sheila Minns, 3 Grace Clark; five dessert apples 1 Lorraine Ryan, 2 Grace Clark 3 Joan Robinson.
Flower section: one hybrid tea rose 1 Mary Dixon, 2 Lyn Small, 3 Alec Small; spray floribunda roses 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Lyn Small, 3 Mary Dixon; one decorative dahlia 1Mary Dixon, 2 Chris Raynor, 3 Shirley Booth; three small decorative dahlias 1 Sue Johnson, 2 Lyn Small, 3 Sheila Minns; three ball type dahlias 1 Shirley Booth,3 Sheila Minns; three cactus type dahlias 1 Mary Dixon, 2 Sheila Minns; Three small pom dahlias 1 Les Robinson, 2 Mary Dixon, 3 Shirley Booth; three water lily dahlias 1 Lyn Small, Shirley Booth, 3 Mary Dixon; pot plant of your choice (not Fuchsia) 1 Sue Johnson, 2 Sheila Minns, 3 Lyn Small; one stem gladiolus 1 Mary Dixon, 2 Les Robinson, 3 Lyn Small; three stems herbaceous perennial 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Lyn Small, 3 Chris Raynor; Flowering fuchsia pot plant 1 Sue Johnson, 2 Chris Raynor.
Floral art: a Floral Picnic Basket 1 Lyn Small,2 Sheila Minns; an arrangement on a single tier cake stand,
1 Lyn Small, 2 Jessie Skellern, 3 Sheila Minns; a vase of garden flowers with foliage 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Shirley Booth, 3 Jean Thompson.