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Springs delights on show


A display of orchids was among the attractions at this year’s Farnsfield and District Horticultural Society spring show.

Eighteen exhibitors took part in the event, in Farnsfield Village Centre on Saturday.

The society’s secretary, Mrs Sue Thornton, said although the number of exhibitors was the same as last year the number of exhibits was down from 184 to 159 because of the weather.

She said: “Bad weather ruined a lot of people’s daffodils, and the show itself is more or less completely taken up with daffodils so that reduced the number of entries.

“People always make an effort and we had some lovely entries in the spring flowers in a vase class.”

A raffle raised about £60 for the horticultural society.

Mrs Thornton said that four new members joined at the show.

“Last year I think we had two new members join at the summer show so to have four members join at this time of year was very pleasing,” Mrs Thornton said.

Trophies: Miss C. Muse trophy and daffodil society bronze medal for best daffodil exhibit, Mrs G. Kettleborough trophy for points in daffodil classes: D. Hallam; Mrs A. Sewell trophy for best bloom: D. Jamson; the Farnsfield and District Horticultural Society trophy for best pot plant: J. Phillips; Emily Cutler trophy for best vase: Mrs M. Topham; Peggy Pedley vase for best photograph: D. Thornton; Charlish cup for best children’s photograph: S. Hannah.

Results: daffodils: three blooms yellow trumpet, three blooms bi-coloured trumpet, three blooms large cupped yellow perianth, three blooms double, three other blooms, one yellow trumpet, one bi-colour trumpet, one large cupped yellow perianth, one large cupped white perianth, one small cupped bloom, one double cupped bloom, six vases with one bloom per vase: D. Hallam; three blooms white trumpet, three blooms small cupped, one white trumpet: A. Hall; three blooms large cupped white perianth, vase of miniature daffodils: G. Foster; one bloom any variety: Mrs P. Shaw.

Closed section: one bloom any variety: D. Jamson; one vase of three blooms any variety: Mrs L. Selby.

Novice: one bloom trumpet, one bloom small cupped: Mrs A. Davies; one large cupped bloom: Miss M. Singleton.

Spring flowers: spring flowering plant other than primula, foliage pot plant, cacti: J. Phillips; primula: A. Hall; vase of spring flowers: Mrs J. Fraser; a vase of mixed daffodils: K. Topham.

Photography: a water scene: D. Thornton; junior class water scene: S. Hannah.

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