Following on from the photos posted yesterday here are the results:
The Autumn Flower Show was a great success thanks to members exhibiting flowers and foliage after a very difficult summer for gardeners. A wealth of visitors and members enjoyed the colourful array of entries in all sections.
In the Decorative Section the principal prizewinners were Ann Steer, Christine Moore, Tim Nichols and Stephanie Sporne. Christine Moore won the Award of Merit for her ‘An arrangement using orange flowers’. Stephanie Sporne won the special award for the novice class ‘An arrangement in a glass container’.
The winners in the Childrens’ Sections were Paige Nichols and Jessica Ridgeway.
In the Cut Flowers Section the principal prizewinners were Sue Gollop, Alby Berry, Ann Crawford, Peter Billing, Margaret Grose and Rachael Hart, with Alby Berry winning the Award of Merit for a vase of three decorative dahlias.
In the Shrubs and Trees Section the principal prizewinners were Alby Berry, Jean Bennett and Ann Crawford with Alby Berry winning the Award of Merit for a vase of mixed flowering shrubs.
In the Pot Plant Section the principal prize-winners were Norah Mears, Peter Billing, Margaret Grose, Sue Gollop, Jean Bennett and Chad Stone with Chad Stone winning the Award of Merit for a beautiful tuberous begonia called Power Puff.
The Members Competition for a Gerarium, provided by the Club, was won by Peter Billing.
In the Photography Section the principal prizewinners were Sylvia Frost, Bob Frost and John Bennett with Sylvia Frost, winning the Award of Merit with her photo of ‘A Sky’.
A new class in memory of coach driver Colin Upham was to enter a photo from a Club event and this was won by Mrs Jean Webb who had taken a photo on a garden club visit.
Finally, the Jubilee Class was won by Tim Nichols with 25 points for a collection including a flower arrangement, a vase of mixed variegated shrubs and a photograph. A close second was Alby Berry with 24 points.
The Committee would like to thank the judges, Eddie & Pat Sherwood from Crediton for their time and hard work and all the helpers and exhibitors – new and old - for a top quality show.