BIDBOROUGH GARDENING ASSOCIATIONAUTUMN SHOW SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER, 2016Trophies and special prizesThe Thurston Trophy, best exhibit of dahlias – Colin Barber; Royal National Rose Society Bronze Medal, best Rosebloom – Colin Barber; Elizabeth Kerrison Challenge Cup, best exhibit of Michaelmas daisies – Alan Corke; W.H. KentMemorial Trophy, best exhibit of tomatoes – Jo Pierce; Apperly Challenge Cup, best exhibit of vegetables – Colin Barber;Reader Tankard, best exhibit, two marrows as a pair – Colin Barber; R.J. Bassett Memorial Cup, best collection of fourkinds of vegetables – Colin Barber; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Diploma, best exhibit of fruit or vegetables –Colin Barber; Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal, winner most points in summer and autumn shows – ColinBarber; Mary Kent Cup, best Homecraft exhibit – Sarah Smith; Floral Bowl, best decorative exhibit – Jill Buckland;Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Certificate, best decorative exhibit – Diana Barber; Michael Ryder Cup, Juniorflower arrangement – Emilia Bagge; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Junior Award, best junior horticultural exhibit –Anna Pierson; £5 Gift Token, Highest total points by junior exhibitor – Anna Pierson.Dahlia classesOne giant or large specimen bloom, Decorative or Cactus – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Brian Kelly; Three medium Decorativeblooms – 1 Alan Ford, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 Colin Barber; Three small Decorative blooms – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall, 3Alan Ford; Three medium Cactus blooms – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 Colin Barber, 3 John Perry; Three small Cactus blooms – 1Alan Ford, 2 Colin Barber, John Perry; Five Ball: 1 Colin Barber; Five Pompons – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 Colin Barber, 3Maureen Hickling; Three blooms any other Dahlia not covered in the classifications above – 1 Colin Barber, 2 JudyLiddall, 3 John Johnson.Rose classesOne Large Flowered Rose bloom – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Victoria Meredith, 3 Sarah Smith; Three Large Flowered Roseblooms – 1 Colin Barber; Three Cluster Flowered Rose stems – 1 Colin Barber; Three stems of Miniature Roses – Noentries; Three sprays of Rambler or Climbing Roses – 2 Colin Barber; Three stems of Roses, shrub, old-fashioned or anyother rose not included above – 1 Ann Tyler, 2 John Johnson, 3 Judy Liddall.Other flower classesThree blooms or stems of Chrysanthemums – No entries; One Hydrangea head – 1 Sylvia Rickwood, 2 Ann Tyler, 3 EricMaude; Vase of sprays of flowering and/or berrying shrubs and/or trees (excluding fuchsias) – 1 John Johnson, 2 DianaBarber; Annuals, planted and flowered in the open – 1 Hilary Naylor, 2 Val Fitzpatrick, 3 Ann Tyler; Five stemsherbaceous perennials, one kind, in single or mixed colours, excluding herbaceous perennials with their own class – 1Diana Barber, 2 Maureen Hickling, 3 Alan Corke; Herbaceous perennials, mixed kinds – 1 John Johnson, 2 Diana Barber,3 Val Fitzpatrick; Pot plant grown primarily for foliage or berries – 1 John Johnson, 2 John Perry; Three stems gladioli – 1John Johnson; One pot begonia(s) – 1 John Johnson, 2 Maureen Hickling; Five stems Michaelmas daisies – 1 Alan Corke,2 Diana Barber, 3 John Johnson; One fuchsia plant, bush, shrub or ball, single or double – No entries; One fuchsia plant,trailing, single or double – 2 John Perry; Six specimen fuchsia blooms, not less than three varieties – 1 Diana Barber, 2Judy Liddall, 3 John Johnson; One miniature standard or standard fuchsia – No entries; Any other exhibit not covered byany of the classes above – 1 John Johnson, 2 Sarah Smith, 3 Maureen Hickling.Fruit and vegetable classesA collection of four vegetables in a box – 1 Colin Barber; Five dessert apples – 1 Anthony May, 2 Christine Carwardine, 3Peter Pierson; Five cooking apples – 1 Peter Pierson, 2 Hilary Naylor, 3 John Johnson; Twelve Blueberries – 1 ColinBarber, 2 Judy Liddall; Any other fruit – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Christine Carwardine, 3 Bill Liddall; Five tomatoes, onevariety, standard fruited cultivar – 1 Jo Pierce, 2 Peter Pierson, 3 John Perry; Five tomatoes, one variety, any small fruitedcultivar – 1 Peter Pierson, 2 Alan Ford, 3 Colin Barber; One cucumber – 1 Bill Long, 2 Alan Ford, 3 Colin Barber; Threecarrots – 1 Denis O’Sullivan, 2 Alan Ford; Three beetroot – 1 Alan Ford, 2 Peter Pierson, 3 Hilary Naylor; Five potatoes –1 Alan Ford, 2 Glenys McDonald, 3 Anthony May; One pumpkin or squash – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Henry Mayne, 3 AndrewDunn; Any very large or long Fruit or Vegetable – 1 Bill Long, 2 Hilary Naylor, 3 Henry Mayne; Ten shallots – 1 AlanFord, 2 Peter Pierson, 3 Colin Barber; Nine pods of runner beans – 1 Peter Pierson, 2 Alan Ford, 3 Hilary Naylor; Onecabbage – No entries; A pair of marrows – 1 Colin Barber; One marrow for weight – 1 Peter Pierson; Three courgettes – 1Colin Barber, 2 Alan Ford, 3 Tony Fitzpatrick; Five onions, Spring sown – 1 Alan Ford; Five onions, Autumn sown orsets: 1 Colin Barber, 2 Alan Ford; Three leeks – No entries; Any other root vegetable – 1 Henry Mayne; Any othervegetable – 1 Peter Pierson, 2 Colin Barber, 3 Hilary Naylor; An exhibit of vegetables in a trug and a vase of gardenflowers – 1 Colin Barber; A simple exhibit of a vase of flowers and a vegetable – 1 Bill Long, 2 Tony Fitzpatrick.Homecraft ClassesA jar of jelly – 1 Bill Liddall, 2 Jill Buckland; A jar of jam – 1 Jill Buckland, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Andrew Dunn; Fivecheese biscuits – 1 Bill Liddall, 2 Jill Buckland, 3 Diana Barber, Highly commended Sarah Smith: A gingerbread loaf – 1
Sue-Anne Mayne, 2 Sarah Smith, 3 Florence Meredith; Three coffee and walnut muffins – 1 Amanda Harris, 2 SarahSmith, 3 Sue-Anne Mayne, Highly commended Mandy Wilton; A chocolate maltezer cake – 1 Diana Barber, 2 HilarySkinner, 3 Sarah Smith, Highly commended Marilyn Hayward and Victoria Meredith; Fruit pie – 1 Diana Barber, 2Glenys McDonald, 3 Sarah Smith, Highly commended Hilary Naylor; A baked cheesecake – 1 Sarah Smith, 2 AmandaHarris; A colour photograph entitled “Wildlife” – 1 Kate Robbins, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Andrew Dunn.Flower arranging classesAn arrangement in a shoe – 1 Jill Buckland, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Sheila North; “Fireworks”, an exhibit on a pedestal – 1Anne Hinds, 2 Diana Barber; “Harvest”, a flower, fruit and vegetable design – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Sheila North; “TheShrubbery” An arrangement of foliage only – 1 Jill Buckland; “My Way” A flower arrangement in a tankard (men only) – 1John Johnson, 2 Colin Barber, 3 Tony Fitzpatrick, Highly commended Andrew Dunn.Junior Exhibitors ClassesFlower arrangement in autumn colours in own vase (age 16 and under) – 1 Emilia Bagge; Handwriting (Age 11 andunder) – 1 Maddie Maude; A computer generated image of your favourite outdoor activities (Age 16 and under) – Noentries; “HEDGEROW IN A WELLIE” A collection of hedgerow material displayed in a child’s Wellington boot (Age 16and under) – 1 Anna Pierson; 3 flapjacks (Age 16 and under) – 1 Anna Pierson, 2 Emilia Bagge, 3 Maddie Maude, Highlycommended Imogen Meredith; Create a mosaic of leaves (Age 11 and under) – 1 Clemmie Maude, 2 Anna Pierson;“ANYTHING YOU LIKE” – you made it, let’s see it (Age 16 and under) – 1 Imogen Meredith, 2 Florence Meredith, 3Ethen Bagge, Highly commended Emilia Bagge; Any vegetable grown by you (Age 16 and under) – No entries; Fivepolished conkers on a plate (Age 7 and under) – 2 Anna Pierson; A colour photograph entitled ‘Outdoor Fun’ (Age 16 andunder) – 1 Archie Maude.
On Sunday 24th July 2016 a coach full of our Members went up to Kew. It was a lovely sunny day & the traffic on the M25 was very light so we had a good journey. The Palm house was a little disappointing but the borders were spectacular. Not enough time though to do the whole garden. We arrived around 11o’clock & everyone was free to wander around until we boarded the coach at 4pm for a good journey home. An enjoyable day out.
On Saturday 25th June 2016 we held our Summer Flower Show which was a great success despite the fact there were fewer entries than last year. Plenty of people came to view the exhibits, buy from the ‘roots & shoots’ stall, take part in the raffles & meet with their friends for a chat and a cuppa & some delicious homemade cakes.