2019 Autumn Show

2019 Autumn Show

The Bidborough Gardening Association Autumn Show was held on Saturday 7 September 2019 in the Village Hall. 35 members and juniors rose to the challenge and entered a magnificent display of Autumn flowers, vegetables and flower arrangements that were enjoyed by everyone who attended in the afternoon while enjoying a piece of cake and cup of tea.

The results and photos of the show can be found below for you all to enjoy.

Trophies and Special Prizes

Trophies & Special Prizes    
Class 23 Elizabeth Kerrison Challenge Cup Diana Barber
Class 34 W. H. Kent Memorial Trophy Peter Pierson
Classes 36-52( except 45) Apperley Cup Peter Pierson
Class 45 Reader Tankard No Award
Class 29 R. J. Bassett Memorial Cup Peter Pierson
Class 55-62 Mary Kent Cup Ruth Pierson
Class 64-68 Floral Bowl Diana Barber
Class 69 Michael Ryder Cup Anna Pierson
Best Exhibit of Dahlias Dr. Thurson Trophy Bill Liddall
Classes 8 & 9 Best Bloom – RNRS Bronze Medal Colin Barber
Most points in Summer/Autumn RHS Banksian Medal Colin Barber
Classes 69-78 Juniors £5 Gift Token – Highest Total Pts Anna Pierson

The full results:

  First Second Third Commended
Dahlia Classes        
1 Colin Barber Val Fitzpatrick No Award No Award
2 Colin Barber Val Fitzpatrick Bill Liddall No Award
3 Bill Liddall Colin Barber Deenah Wheeler No Award
4 Colin Barber Tony Fitzpatrick No Award No Award
5 Colin Barber Deenah Wheeler Bill Liddall No Award
6 Bill Liddall Colin Barber No Award No Award
7 Bill Liddall Colin Barber No Award No Award
7a Bill Liddall Colin Barber No Award No Award
7b Bill Liddall Glenys McDonald Val Fitzpatrick No Award
Rose Classes        
8 Colin Barber John Johnson Julie Watkins No Award
9 Colin Barber Julie Watkins No Award No Award
10 Deenah Wheeler Colin Barber John Perry No Award
11 No Award No Award No Award No Award
12 No Award No Award No Award No Award
13 Colin Barber Glenys McDonald Alison Lush No Award
Other Flower Classes        
14 No Award No Award No Award No Award
15 John Johnson Sylvia Rickwood Diana Barber No Award
16 Carrie Lyons John Perry Tony Fitzpatrick No Award
17 John Johnson Diana Barber Glenys McDonald No Award
18 Kate Robbins Val Fitzpatrick John Johnson No Award
19 Val Fitzpatrick John Johnson Deenah Wheeler No Award
20 Val Fitzpatrick John Johnson Carole Marks No Award
21 Val Fitzpatrick No Award No Award No Award
22 Julie Watkins Glenys McDonald No Award No Award
23 Diana Barber John Johnson Tony Fitzpatrick No Award
24 John Johnson No Award No Award No Award
25 John Perry No Award No Award No Award
26 Deenah Wheeler Diana Barber John Johnson No Award
27 Carrie Lyons No Award No Award No Award
28 John Johnson Carrie Lyons No Award No Award
Fruit & Veg Classes        
29 Peter Pierson Colin Barber Steve Buckley No Award
30 Peter Pierson Kate Robbins Christine Carwardine No Award
31 Peter Pierson Hilary Skinner John Johnson No Award
32 No Award No Award No Award No Award
33 Bill Liddall Christine Carwardine Steve Buckley No Award
34 Peter Pierson Glenys McDonald Steve Buckley No Award
35 Colin Barber Simon Pierson Peter Pierson No Award
36 Colin Barber No Award No Award No Award
37 Steve Buckley Bill Liddall Oliver Meredith No Award
38 Peter Pierson Colin Barber Bill Liddall No Award
39 Peter Pierson Steve Buckley David Wheeler No Award
40 Simon Pierson Colin Barber Andrew Dunn No Award
41 Simon Pierson No Award No Award No Award
42 Peter Pierson No Award No Award No Award
43 Peter Pierson Hilary Skinner Colin Barber No Award
44 Peter Pierson Steve Buckley David Wheeler No Award
45 No Award No Award No Award No Award
46 Peter Pierson No Award No Award No Award
47 Tony Fitzpatrick Steve Buckley Colin Barber No Award
48 Simon Pierson No Award No Award No Award
49 Colin Barber Peter Pierson No Award No Award
50 John Perry Glenys McDonald No Award No Award
51 No Award No Award No Award No Award
52 Andrew Dunn Colin Barber No Award No Award
53 Colin Barber No Award No Award No Award
54 Julie Watkins Tony Fitzpatrick No Award No Award
Homecraft Classes        
55 Diana Barber Bill Liddall Alison Lush No Award
56 Alison Lush Jill Buckland Diana Barber No Award
57 Victoria Meredith Carole Marks Jill Buckland No Award
58 Diana Barber Hilary Skinner Carole Marks No Award
59 Florence Meredith No Award No Award No Award
60 Ruth Pierson Hilary Skinner Diana Barber No Award
61 Diana Barber Glenys McDonald No Award No Award
62 Carrie Lyons Barbara Ide Jennifer Johnson No Award
63 Michael Marks Andrew Dunn Bill Liddall No Award
Flower Arranging Classes        
64 Diana Barber Jill Buckland No Award No Award
65 Diana Barber No Award No Award No Award
66 Diana Barber No Award No Award No Award
67 Sheila North No Award No Award No Award
68 Colin Barber John Johnson Tony Fitzpatrick No Award
Junior Exhibitors Classes        
69 Anna Pierson Jenny Pierson No Award No Award
70 No Award No Award No Award No Award
71 No Award No Award No Award No Award
72 Anna Pierson No Award No Award No Award
73 Anna Pierson Jenny Pierson No Award No Award
74 No Award No Award No Award No Award
75 Jenny Pierson No Award No Award No Award
Anna Pierson
76 Jenny Pierson Anna Pierson No Award No Award
77 No Award No Award No Award No Award
78 No Award No Award No Award No Award

 

 

2019 Summer Show

2019 Summer Show

The Bidborough Gardening Association Summer Show was held on Saturday 22 June 2019 in the Village Hall. Members rose to the challenge and entered a magnificent display of summer blooms and flower arrangements that were enjoyed by everyone who attended in the afternoon while enjoying a piece of cake and cup of tea.

Trophies & Special Prizes:

Trophies & Special Prizes Prize / Class  Awarded to: 
Class 1 The Rose Challenge Trophy Colin Barber
Class 3 William H Beale Trophy Colin Barber
Class 4 George Larkin Challenge Bowl Colin Barber
Classes 1-3 Best Bloom RNRS Bronze Medal Colin Barber
Class 10 Dorothy Dixon Cup Val Fitzpatrick
Class 15,16 or 17 Sweet Peas Challenge Cup Laurie Manser
Class 15,16 or 17 Best Vase National Sweet Pea Society Bronze Medal Laurie Manser
Class 29 Stanley Farren Trophy John Johnson
Classes 45-51 The Jean Nightingale Trophy Diana Barber
Classs 53-56 Dorris Nash Centenary Trophy Diana Barber
Classes 57,58,59, 62 & 64 W.H. Kent Memorial Junior Trophy Anna Pierson
Classes 57-65 Junior’s £5 Gift Token – Highest Points Anna Pierson

The Full Results are shown below: 

Class First Second Third Commended
Flowers        
1 Colin Barber No Award No Award No Award
2 John Perry Colin Barber No Award No Award
3 Colin Barber Lillian Taylor John Johnson No Award
4 Colin Barber Lillian Taylor John Perry No Award
5 Glenys McDonald Colin Barber No Award No Award
6 Deenah Wheeler Elizabeth Lash No Award No Award
7 Glenys McDonald Colin Barber Deenah Wheeler No Award
8 Judy Liddall Colin Barber Maggie Jupp Glenys McDonald
9 Sarah Foster Tony Fiitzpatrick Elizabeth Lash No Award
10 Val Fitzpatrick John Johnson Deenah Wheeler No Award
11 Val Fitzpatrick Elizabeth Lash No Award No Award
12 John Johnson Kate Robbins Sarah Smith No Award
13 Elizabeth Lash Deenah Wheeler Glenys McDonald John Johnson
14 Judy Liddall Colin Barber No Award No Award
15 Laurie Manser Colin Barber No Award No Award
16 Colin Barber No Award Laurie Manser No Award
17 Laurie Manser Colin Barber No Award No Award
18 No Award No Award No Award No Award
19 Glenys McDonald Diana Barber Val Fitzpatrick No Award
20 Diana Barber Glenys McDonald No Award No Award
21 Sarah Smith Sarah Foster John Perry No Award
22 Sarah Foster Sarah Smith No Award No Award
23 No Award No Award No Award No Award
24 John Perry Tony Fiitzpatrick Andrew Dunn No Award
25 Diana Barber John Johnson No Award No Award
26 John Perry John Johnson Diana Barber No Award
27 John Johnson Val Fitzpatrick Judy Liddall No Award
28 John Johnson Steve Buckley Diana Barber No Award
29 John Johnson Deenah Wheeler Val Fitzpatrick No Award
30 Denis O’Sullivan Tony Fiitzpatrick No Award No Award
31 John Johnson Colin Barber Elizabeth Lash No Award
Fruit & Veg Classes        
32 Sarah Foster Andrew Dunn No Award No Award
33 Laurie Manser Christine Carwardine Andrew Dunn No Award
34 No Award No Award No Award No Award
35 Steve Buckley Sarah Foster No Award No Award
36 Steve Buckley Bill Liddall Sarah Smith No Award
37 Steve Buckley No Award No Award No Award
38 No Award No Award No Award No Award
39 No Award No Award No Award No Award
40 Colin Barber No Award No Award No Award
41 Steve Buckley Colin Barber Ray Skinner No Award
42 Judy Liddall Kate Robbins Sarah Foster No Award
43 Steve Buckley Andrew Dunn Colin Barber No Award
44 Colin Barber Steve Buckley No Award No Award
Homecraft Classes        
45 Diana Barber Sarah Smith No Award No Award
46 Sarah Foster Elizabeth Lash Sarah Smith No Award
47 Diana Barber Sarah Smith Glenys McDonald Val Hawksfield
48 Sarah Smith Jill Buckland Val Hawksfield No Award
49 Bill Liddall Val Hawksfield Andrew Dunn No Award
50 No Award No Award No Award No Award
51 Val Hawksfield Sarah Smith No Award No Award
52 Judy Liddall Tony Fiitzpatrick No Award No Award
Flower Arranging Classes        
53 Diana Barber No Award No Award No Award
54 Sarah Foster Ann Manser Jill Buckland No Award
55 Diana Barber Ann Manser Nadine Cowell Barbara Ide
56 Diana Barber No Award No Award No Award
Junior Exhibitors Classes        
57 Jenny Pierson Anna Pierson No Award No Award
58 Anna Pierson Jenny Pierson No Award No Award
59 Anna Pierson Megan Cowell George Armory Harry Armory
60 Rupert Cowell Megan Cowell No Award No Award
61 Anna Pierson Jenny Pierson No Award No Award
62 Anna Pierson Jenny Pierson No Award No Award
63 Jenny Pierson Anna Pierson No Award No Award
64 Anna Pierson Jenny Pierson No Award No Award
65 Anna Pierson No Award No Award No Award
Nursery Class        
66 Mathuran Liberty Georgina No Award
Brownies Class        
67 Sadie Trigg Polly Duckworth Florie Headley Effie Cairns
Macy Rorke
Rainbow Class        
68 Dolphin Eddie Sophie No Award
Primary Recption Class        
69 Henry Armory Amelia River Thea
Bonie

 

                         

Summer Show 2018

Summer Show 2018

SUMMER SHOW AND RESULTS SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018

The Bidborough Gardening Association Summer Show was held on the 23 June in the Village Hall. The recent hot weather made it a testing time for the exhibitors, but they rose to the challenge and the result was a magnificent display that was enjoyed by everyone that attended in the afternoon while enjoying a piece of cake and cup of tea.

The full results are shown below:

Trophies & Special Prizes                                       
Class 1                                     Rose Trophy                                                       Colin Barber
Class 3                                     William Beal Trophy                                           Lillian Taylor
Class 4                                     George Larkin Challenge Bowl                          Lillian Taylor
Classes 1-3                              The Rose Society UK Bronze Medal                 Lillian Taylor
Class 10                                   Dorothy Dixon Cup                                            Deenah Wheeler
Class 15,16,17                         Sweet Peas Challenge Cup                               Judy Liddall
Class 15,16,17                         National Sweet Pea Society Bronze Medal     Colin Barber
Class 29                                   Stanley Farren Trophy                                       Kate Robbins
Classes 45-51                          The Jean Nightingale Trophy                           Bill Liddall
Classes 53-56                          Doris Nash Centenary Trophy                          Diana Barber
Classes 57,58,59,62,64           W.H. Kent Memorial Junior Trophy                  Jenny Pierson
Classes 32-44                          Junior’s £5 Gift Token – Highest Points           Lucy Oatley
 
Class   First                             Second                       Third                           Commended
Flowers                                                                
1          Colin Barber                 Victoria Meredith      No Award
2          Glenys McDonald         Victoria Meredith      Colin Barber
3          Lillian Taylor                 Glenys McDonald    John Johnson
4          Lillian Taylor                 Deenah Wheeler      Colin Barber
5          No Award                     Glenys McDonald     Colin Barber
6          Deenah Wheeler          John Johnson            No Award
7          Elizabeth Hills               Chrissy Le Baigue    Colin Barber
8          Lillian Taylor                 Colin Barber             Glenys McDonald         Judy Liddall
9          John Johnson               Diana Barber            Chrissy Le Baigue
10        Deenah Wheeler            Diana Barber            John Johnson
11        No Award                      No Award                  No Award
12        John Johnson               Kate Robbins           Hilary Skinner
13        Kate Robbins                Deenah Wheeler     John Johnson
14        Judy Liddall                  Colin Barber              No Award
15        Colin Barber                 No Award                  No Award
16        Colin Barber                 Judy Liddall               No Award
17        Colin Barber                 No Award                  No Award
18        No Award                     No Award                  No Award
19        Diana Barber                Deenah Wheeler      No Award
20        Sarah Foster                Diana Barber             No Award
21        John Johnson               No Award                 No Award
22        Sarah Foster                John Johnson           Emilia Bagge
23        No Award                     No Award                  No Award
24        Diana Barber                Anne Hinds               No Award
25        John Johnson               Anne Hinds               No Award
26        Chrissy Le Baigue         Elizabeth Lash         Victoria Meredith
27        John Johnson               Judy Liddall              Deenah Wheeler
28        Judy Liddall                  John Johnson          Anne Hinds
29        Kate Robbins               Diana Barber            No Award
30        No Award                     No Award                 No Award
31        John Johnson               No Award                No Award
Fruit & Veg Classes                                                                                       
32        No Award                     No Award                No Award
33        Christine Carwardine   Elizabeth Hills         Sarah Smith
34        Bill Liddall                     No Award                No Award
35        No Award                     No Award                No Award
36        Bill Liddall                     Della Oatley             Sarah Foster
37        No Award                     No Award                No Award
38        No Award                     No Award                No Award
39        No Award                     No Award                No Award
40        Pete Eames                 Colin Barber             No Award
41        Christine Carwardine   Colin Barber            Alan Ford
42        Judy Liddall                  Sarah Smith            Sarah Foster
43        Alan Ford                     Glenys McDonald    Colin Barber
44        Colin Barber                 No Award                Alan Ford
Homecraft Classes                                                                                        
45        Sarah Smith  &             Deenah Wheeler    Maureen Hickling          Pete Eames
Victoria Meredith
46        Hilary Skinner               Victoria Meredith      Sarah Smith
47        Lucy Oatley                  Diana Barber            Hilary Skinner               Imogen Meredith
48        Bill Liddall                     Maureen Hickling     Sarah Smith                 Denis O’Sullivan
49        Bill Liddall                     Sarah Smith             Oliver Meredith
50        Diana Barber                No Award                 No Award
51        Maureen Hickling         Deenah Wheeler      No Award
52        Judy Liddall                  Ethan Bagge           Colin Barber
Flower Arranging Classes                                                                             
53        Sheila North                 Diana Barber            No Award
54        Sarah Foster                No Award                 No Award
55        Diana Barber                Anne Hnds              No Award
56        Diana Barber                Mary Pullen             Anne Hinds
Junior Exhibitors Classes                                                                             
57        No Award                     No Award                  No Award
58        Jenny Pierson               Lucy Oatley             Anna Pierson
59        Anna Pierson                Jenny Pierson          Lucy Oatley
60        Lucy Oatley                  Anna Pierson           Jenny Pierson
61        Lucy Oatley                  Jenny Pierson          Anna Pierson
62        Anna Pierson                Jenny Pierson          Alistair Bricknell
63        Lucy Oatley                  Florence Meredith    Anna Pierson &
Jenny Pierson
64        Lucy Oatley                  No Award                No Award
65        Ethan Bagge                Jenny Pierson          Anna Pierson                Lucy Oatley
66        No Award                     No Award                 No Award
67        Skye                            Sadie Trig                  Masie                              Isla Smith
68        Isla                               Jemina                      Ella                                  Freya
69        Owen Silcock               Sophia Howes          Toddy                            Star
69A      Krish Patez                   James Marks           Matthew Howe              Eve Marsden
70        Zhan                             Lill                              Joe                                 Buster
71        Zach S & Jonjo Hill       Emma & Archie        Connie & Emily           Martha Entwistle &
Beth Sellsham

 

Spring Show 2018

Spring Show 2018

SPRING SHOW AND RESULTS SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2018

The Bidborough Gardening Association Spring Show was held on the 7 April in the Village Hall. Despite the challenging weather leading up to the show there was a good number of exhibits giving those that came a delightful spectacle as well as the opportunity to have a piece of cake and cup of tea.

The full results are shown below:

Trophies and Special Prizes

Chairman’s Challenge Shield, best exhibit of daffodils – Judy Liddall; Daffodil Society Bronze Medal, best single daffodil bloom – Colin Barber; Daffodil Society Diploma, runner-up best single daffodil bloom – Colin Barber; Daffodil Society Diploma, six specimen daffodil blooms – Colin Barber; Royal Silver Jubilee Trophy, best other flower exhibit – Val Fitzpatrick; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Diploma, best flower exhibit – Colin Barber; Mrs. Vicki Beynon Memorial Trophy, best flower arranging exhibit – Jill Buckland; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Certificate, best flower arranging exhibit – Jill Buckland; The Elizabeth Tilt Trophy, best homecraft exhibit –Diana Barber; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Junior Award, best junior horticultural exhibit – Lucy Oatley; £5 Gift Token, highest total points by junior exhibitor – Lucy Oatley.

Daffodil Classes

3 trumpet daffodil blooms from division 1 – 2 Tony Fitzpatrick; 3 large-cupped daffodil blooms from division 2 – 1 Val Fitzpatrick, 2 Chrissy LeBaigue, 3 Robert Gibson; 3 short-cupped daffodil blooms from division 3 – 1 Gillian Ham, 2 Lillian Taylor; 3 double daffodil blooms from division 4 – 1 Tony Fitzpatrick; 3 daffodil blooms or stems from any division other than divisions 1-4 – 1 Glenys McDonald, 2 Lillian Taylor, 3 John Lovett; 3 trumpet daffodil blooms from division 1 Yellow-Yellow – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 John Johnson; 3 trumpet daffodil blooms from division 1 Bi-colour White-Yellow or reverse Bi-colour Yellow-White – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 Colin Barber, 3 John Johnson; 3 trumpet daffodil blooms from division 1 White-White – 1 John Johnson, 2 Colin Barber; 3 large-cupped daffodil blooms from division 2 Yellow perianth with White or any colour in cup: 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson; 3 large-cupped daffodil blooms from division 2 White perianth with White or any colour in cup – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Chrissy LeBaigue, 3 Judy Liddall, Highly commended John Johnson; 3 short-cupped daffodil blooms from division 3 without Red or Orange in cup – 1 Colin Barber; 3 short-cupped daffodil blooms from division 3 with Red or Orange in cup – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson; 3 double daffodil blooms from division 4 – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall; 3 daffodil blooms from divisions 5, 7 or 8 – 2 Colin Barber, 3 Judy Liddall; 3 daffodil blooms from divisions 6, 9, 10 or 11 – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson, 3 Lillian Taylor; 3 miniature daffodil blooms – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Glenys McDonald, 3 John Johnson; 2 vases of daffodil blooms 3 of one variety and 3 of a different variety to each vase – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson, 3 Judy Liddall; 6 distinct daffodil blooms from any division in six individual specimen vases – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson, 3 Judy Liddall; 1 daffodil bloom from division 1 Yellow-Yellow – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 John Johnson; 1 trumpet daffodil bloom from division 1 Bi-colour White-Yellow or reverse Bi-colour Yellow-White – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson, 3 Judy Liddall; 1 trumpet daffodil bloom from division 1 White-White – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson, 3 Kelvin Paterson; 1 large-cupped daffodil bloom from division 2 Yellow-Yellow – 1 John Johnson, 2 Colin Barber, 3 Chrissy LeBaigue; 1 large-cupped daffodil bloom from division 2 Yellow perianth with White or any colour in cup – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 John Johnson; 1 large-cupped daffodil bloom from division 2 White perianth with White or any colour in cup – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 Colin Barber, 3 John Johnson; 1 short-cupped daffodil bloom from division 3 without Red or Orange in cup – 1 Colin Barber; 1 short-cupped daffodil bloom from division 3 with Red or Orange in cup – 1 John Johnson, 2 Colin Barber, 3 Judy Liddall; 1 double daffodil bloom from division 4 – 1 Val Fitzpatrick, 2 Anne Hinds, 3 Colin Barber; 1 daffodil bloom from divisions 5, 7 or 8 – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Anne Hinds, 3 Kelvin Paterson; 1 daffodil bloom from divisions 6, 9, 10 or 11 – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson; 1 daffodil bloom from bulb provided free in the autumn by the Bidborough Gardening Association Variety Division 2 Yellow Red ‘Fly Half’ – 1 Andrew Dunn, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Judy Liddall.

Other Flower Classes

3 Tulips – 1 John Johnson, 2 John Lovett, 3 Andrew Dunn; 5 stems Polyanthus multi-headed – 1 Diana Barber, 2 John Johnson; 5 stems Primrose – 1 Sarah Foster, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Victoria Meredith, Highly commended Deenah Wheeler and Chrissy LeBaigue; 1 Camellia bloom – 1 Deenah Wheeler, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Sarah Foster, Highly commended Victoria Meredith and Lillian Taylor; 3 individual Helleborus flowers floating on water – 1 Val Fitzpatrick, 2 Lillian Taylor, 3 John Perry; 1 Pot Plant – 1 Sarah Smith, 2 John Johnson; 3 sprays of Flowering Shrubs or Trees – 1 John Johnson, 2 Colin Barber, 3 Kate Robbins; 3 stems of Heather – 1 Anne Hinds, 2 John Johnson; 1 vase of Garden Flowers – 1 John Johnson, 2 Tony Fitzpatrick; 3 stems Grape Hyacinths – 1 Val Fitzpatrick, 2 Anne Hinds, 3 Gilliam Ham; 3 stems any other Bulbs or Corms – 1 John Johnson, 2 Tony Fitzpatrick, 3 Deenah Wheeler; Any other exhibit not covered by any of the classes above – 1 John Johnson. 2 Tony Fitzpatrick, 3 Val Fitzpatrick.

Flower Arranging Classes

A jug of spring flowers and foliage – 1 Diana Barber; ‘SPRING FEVER’ A flower arrangement – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Geraldine Vivian, 3 Sheila North, Highly commended Pete Eames; ‘DUO DUO’ A flower arrangement in two colours plus foliage – 1 Jill Buckland, 2 Pete Eames, 3 Sue Barnes, Highly commended Sarah Foster; An arrangement in a watering can – 1 Anne Hinds, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Sue Barnes, Highly commended Jill Buckland.

 Homecraft Classes

A jar of marmalade – 1 Oliver Meredith, 2 Pete Eames, 3 Jill Buckland; A jar of lemon curd – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Florence Meredith, 3 Deenah Wheeler; A jar of chutney – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Deenah Wheeler, 3 Sarah Smith; Lemon drizzle cake – 1 Glenys McDonald, 2 Sarah Smith, 3 Jean Richman; A carrot cake – 1 Sarah Smith, 2 Della Oatley, 3 Jill Buckland; 5 fruit scones – 1 Jill Buckland,2 Deenah Wheeler, 3 Bill Liddall; 3 Meringues on a plate any filling – 1 Jill Buckland, 2 Sarah Smith, 3 Diana Barber; Three individual savoury tartlets: 1 Diana Barber, 2 Deenah Wheeler, 3 Victoria Meredith; A colour photograph ‘Specimen Spring Flower(s)’: 1 Tony Fitzpatrick, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Connie Wheeler.

Junior Exhibitors Classes

A daffodil bloom (16 and under) – 1 Lucy Oatley, 2 Sadie Trigg,3 Anna Pierson r; A Spring Posy (11 and under) – 1 Lucy Oatley; Colour the picture provided (11 and under) – 1 Sadie Trigg, 2 Lucy Oatley 3 Lyla Trigg; Colour the picture provided (Bidborough Primary School reception class) – 1 Anna Pierson, 2 Rah, 3 Martin; 3 Chocolate chip cookies (16 and under) – 1 Anna Pierson, 2 Jenny Pierson, 3 Lucy Oatley; ‘Spring’ – a collage using natural resources (16 and under) – 1 Lucy Oatley; Design a computer generated Wordle about nature (16 and under) – 1 Lucy Oatley; A colour photograph of a “A Garden Visitor” (16 and under) – 1 Connie Wheeler, 2 Lucy Oatley; A Decorated Egg (16 and under) – 1 Jennie Pierson, 2 Valle, 3 Rah; Design a computer generated A5 ‘Road Safety’ poster – 1 Lucy Oatley; Bidborough Nursery Class – Unknown winners names; Bidborough Brownies Class – No entries; Bidborough Rainbow Class – No entries; Bidborough Primary School Reception Class – 1 Maisy, 2 Rory, 3 Jess, Highly commended Lucy.

 

Summer Show 2017

Summer Show 2017

SUMMER SHOW AND RESULTS SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017

The Bidborough Gardening Association Summer Show was held on the 24 June in the Village Hall. Exhibits were slightly lower than for the Spring Show, not helped by the very hot temperatures earlier in the week, followed by some heavy rain and strong winds that caused havoc with the roses in our members gardens. Despite these challenges the hall was very colourful as can be seen in the photos in the Gallery section below.  We were delighted by the children’s entries from the Village School, Nursery School, Brownies and Rainbows. There was a wonderful display of monsters!

Geraldine Vivian presented the prizes to some very deserving winners.

The full results are shown below:

Trophies and Special Prizes

The Rose Challenge Trophy, 5 large flowered rose blooms (Hybrid Tea) – not awarded; William H. Beale Trophy, 1 Large flowered rose bloom (Hybrid Tea) – Colin Barber; George Larkin Challenge Bowl, 3 cluster flowered rose stems (Floribunda) – Colin Barber; Royal National Rose Society Bronze Medal, best large flowered (Hybrid Tea) rose – Colin Barber; Dorothy Dixon Cup, mixed herbaceous perennials – Deenah Wheeler; Sweet Pea Cup, best exhibit of sweet peas – Colin Barber; National Sweet Pea Society Bronze Medal, best vase of sweet peas – Colin Barber; Stanley Farren Trophy, best vase of garden flowers – Judy Liddall; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Diploma, best exhibit of fruit and vegetables – Laurie Manser; Jean Nightingale Trophy, best homecraft exhibit – Sarah Smith; Doris Nash Centenary Trophy, best flower arranging exhibit – Diana Barber; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Certificate, best flower arranging exhibit – Diana Barber; W.H. Kent Memorial Junior Trophy, best junior artistic exhibit – Anna Pierson; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Junior Award, best junior horticultural exhibit – Anna Pierson – £5 Gift Token, highest total points by junior exhibitor – Anna Pierson.

 Flower Classes

5 large flowered rose blooms – No entries; 3 large flowered rose blooms – 1 Colin Barber; 1 large flowered rose bloom – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Lillian Taylor; 3 cluster flowered rose stems – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Deenah Wheeler, 3 John Perry; An exhibit of roses consisting of three stages of growth – Highly Commended Colin Barber; 3 stems of miniature roses – No entries; 3 sprays of rambler or climbing roses – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Anne Hinds, 3 Deenah Wheeler; 3 stems of shrub, old-fashioned or any other rose – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall, Highly Commended Anne Hinds; 5 stems of herbaceous perennials of one variety – 1 Tony Fitzpatrick, 2 John Johnson; Herbaceous perennials mixed – 1 Deenah Wheeler, 2 John Johnson, 3 Val Fitzpatrick, Highly Commended Anne Hinds; A vase of annuals – 1 Val Fitzpatrick, 2 Sarah Smith; 5 stems of alstromerias – 1 John Johnson, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Kate Robbins, Highly Commended John Perry; A vase of sprays of flowering or berried shrubs – 1 Deenah Wheeler, 2 Val Fitzpatrick; 3 stems of ‘Julie Ann’ sweet peas – 1 John Johnson, 2 Judy Liddall; 10 stems one variety of sweet peas – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Alan Ford, 3 Judy Liddall; 10 stems mixed sweet peas – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Laurie Manser, 3 Judy Liddall; 3 vases of 5 stems of three varieties of sweet peas – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Laurie Manser; A vase of mixed kinds of sweet peas – 1 Deenah Wheeler, 3 Kate Robbins; 5 blooms with stems of pansies or violas – 1 Laurie Manser, 2 Maureen Hickling, 3 Diana Barber; 5 blooms of pansies floating on water – 1 Laurie Manser, 2 Diana Barber, 3 John Johnson; 1 pot plant (other than geranium or pelargonium) – 2 Maureen Hickling; 1 pot cacti or succulent – 2 John Johnson; A pot-grown geranium or pelargonium – 1 John Johnson, 2 John Perry; A vase of wild flowers or grasses – 1 Maureen Hickling, 2 John Perry, Highly Commended Diana Barber; 1 stem lily or one stem pot-grown lily – 1 John Johnson; 10 sprigs of lavender – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 Tony Fitzpatrick, 3 John Perry; 1 delphinium spike – 1 John Johnson, 2 Judy Liddall, Highly Commended Tony Fitzpatrick; 3 stems pinks and/or border carnations – 1 John Johnson, 2 Diana Barber; A vase of garden flowers, mixed kinds excluding roses and sweet peas – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Val Fitzpatrick, Highly Commended John Johnson; 1 vase of alpines, rockery or marginal flowers, mixed kinds – 2 John Johnson; Any other exhibit not covered by any of the classes above – 1 Colin Barber.

 Fruit and Vegetable Classes

10 bunches of currants – No entries; 10 gooseberries – 1 Laurie Manser, 2 Christine Carwardine, 3 Andrew Dunn; 10 strawberries – 1 Bill Liddall, 2 Sarah Smith; 10 any other soft fruit – 1 Tony Fitzpatrick, 3 Andrew Dunn; 3 sticks rhubarb – 1 Bill Liddall, 2 Tony Fitzpatrick, 3 Laurie Manser; 1 lettuce – 1 Alan Ford; An exhibit of vegetables in a trug and a vase of garden flowers – No entries; 1 cabbage – No entries; 9 pods peas – 1 Alan Ford, 2 Christine Carwardine, 3 Colin Barber; 5 pods broad beans – 1 Alan Ford, 2 Colin Barber, 3 Denis O’Sullivan; 5 stems assorted herbs – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 Tony Fitzpatrick; 5 new potatoes – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Andrew Dunn, 3 David Wheeler; Any other vegetable – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Andrew Dunn, 3 Alan Ford, Highly Commended David Wheeler..

 Homecraft Classes

A round shortbread – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Sarah Smith, 3 Deenah Wheeler; 5 chocolate brownies: 1 Sarah Smith, 2 Victoria McFarlin; A Victoria sandwich – 1 Deenah Wheeler and Diana Barber, 2 Sarah Smith; A fruit tea bread – 1 Bill Liddall, 2 Sarah Smith, 3 Jill Buckland; 1 Loaf of bread (£10 prize) – 1 Sarah Smith, 2 Andrew Dunn, 3 Bill Liddall; 1 Cornish pastie – 1 Deenah Wheeler; A lemon meringue pie – 1 Sarah Smith, 2 Diana Barber, 3 Deenah Wheeler; A colour photograph of ‘A Day at the Sea’ – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Tony Fitzpatrick.

 Flower Arranging Classes

‘Glass and Grass’ an arrangement in glass – No entries; ‘4 Ever’ an exhibit featuring four blooms – 1 Jill Buckland, 2 Ann Manser; “Beside the Seaside” an exhibit of flowers and foliage – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Geraldine Vivian; ‘Rose Garden’ A table arrangement – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Anne Hinds.

 Junior Exhibitors Classes

Design a garden – 1 Anna Pierson; A decorated flower pot – 1 Anna Pierson, 2 Molly Manser, 3 Jenny Pierson; “Muggins” A selection of weeds in a mug – 1 Anna Pierson, 2 Jenny Pierson; ‘At the seaside’ in a shoebox lid – 1 Anna Pierson; 5 chocolate cornflake cakes – 1 Anna Pierson, 2 Jenny Pierson; “Monster” a collage made from recycled materials – 1 Anna Pierson, 2 Molly Manser, 3 Jenny Pierson; A summer posy – 1 Anna Pierson, 2 Jenny Pierson; Make something in the shape of a flower or leaf – 1 Anna Pierson, 2 Jenny Pierson, 3 Maddie Maude and Clemmie Maude; A colour photograph of a ‘Small creature’ – 1 Anna Pierson; Bidborough Nursery Class – 1 Betsy, 2 Eva, 3 Aaron; Bidborough Brownies Class – 1 Isla Smith, 2 Evie Green, 3 Emily Martin, Highly Commended Anna Hunt and Polly Duckworth; Bidborough Rainbow Class – 1 Annabelle, 2 Sadie, 3 Sophie Howes; Bidborough School Reception Class – “Monster” made from recycled materials – 1 Bailey, 2 Anna Pierson, 3Max W, Highly Commended Jessica S and Thomas.

Spring Show 2017

Spring Show 2017

SPRING SHOW AND RESULTS SATURDAY 8TH APRIL, 2017

The Bidborough Gardening Association Spring Show was held on the 8th April in the Village Hall. It was a glorious Spring day and it was a wonderful show. The hall was a riot of colour and the judges were delighted with the number and quality of the exhibits across the board. The members turned up in force with their entries and the hall was full of visitors during the afternoon. The President, John Perry, said it was the best show he had ever seen. Every season can be difficult and this year is no exception. All the early daffodils bloomed late and all the late varieties came early so that they all bloomed at the same time! In spite of that there were 420 entries in the Show, encompassing daffodils, tulips, spring flowering shrubs, homecraft, flower-arranging and children’s classes. The trophy winners were John Johnson with the Chairman’s Challenge Shield for the best exhibit of daffodils, Judy Liddall with the Bronze medal for the best single daffodil bloom, Gillian Ham with the Royal Silver Jubilee Trophy for her single camellia bloom, Diana Barber with the Vicki Beynon Memorial Trophy for the best flower arranging exhibit, Sarah Smith with the Elizabeth Tilt Trophy for the best homecraft exhibit, Lucy Oatley (aged 8)with the Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Junior Award for the best junior horticultural exhibit and Rebecca Lash (aged 12) won the £5 gift token for the highest total points by a junior exhibitor.

The full results are shown below:

Trophies and Special Prizes

Chairman’s Challenge Shield, best exhibit of daffodils – John Johnson; Daffodil Society Bronze Medal, best single daffodil bloom – Judy Liddall; Daffodil Society Diploma, runner-up best single daffodil bloom – Judy Liddall; Daffodil Society Diploma, six specimen daffodil blooms – John Johnson; Royal Silver Jubilee Trophy, best other flower exhibit – Gillian Ham; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Diploma, best flower exhibit – John Johnson; Mrs. Vicki Beynon Memorial Trophy, best flower arranging exhibit – Diana Barber; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Certificate, best flower arranging exhibit – Diana Barber; The Elizabeth Tilt Trophy, best homecraft exhibit –Sarah Smith; Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society Junior Award, best junior horticultural exhibit – Lucy Oatley; £5 Gift Token, highest total points by junior exhibitor – Rebecca Lash.

Daffodil Classes

3 trumpet daffodil blooms from division 1 – 1 Sarah Smith; 3 large-cupped daffodil blooms from division 2 – 1 Tony Fitzpatrick, 2 Sarah Foster, 3 Alan Corke; 3 short-cupped daffodil blooms from division 3 – 1 Alan Corke; 3 double daffodil blooms from division 4 – 1 Sarah Smith, 2 Barry Nicholls, 3 Anthony May; 3 daffodil blooms or stems from any division other than divisions 1-4 – 1 Kelvin Paterson, 2 Elizabeth Lash, 3 Lillian Taylor, Highly commended Glenys McDonald; 3 trumpet daffodil blooms from division 1 Yellow-Yellow – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson; 3 trumpet daffodil blooms from division 1 Bi-colour White-Yellow or reverse Bi-colour Yellow-White – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 John Johnson; 3 trumpet daffodil blooms from division 1 White-White – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 John Johnson; 3 large-cupped daffodil blooms from division 2 Yellow perianth with White or any colour in cup: 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Perry, 3 Judy Liddall; 3 large-cupped daffodil blooms from division 2 White perianth with White or any colour in cup – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Alan Ford, 3 John Johnson, Highly commended Brian Kelly; 3 short-cupped daffodil blooms from division 3 without Red or Orange in cup – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 John Johnson, 3 Barry Nicholls; 3 short-cupped daffodil blooms from division 3 with Red or Orange in cup – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 Colin Barber, 3 John Johnson; 3 double daffodil blooms from division 4 – 1 John Johnson, 2 Anthony May, 3 Colin Barber; 3 daffodil blooms from divisions 5, 7 or 8 – 1 John Johnson, 2 Alan Ford, 3 Elizabeth Hills; 3 daffodil blooms from divisions 6, 9, 10 or 11 – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 Elizabeth Lash; 3 miniature daffodil blooms – 1 John Johnson, 2 Kelvin Paterson, 3 Colin Barber; 2 vases of daffodil blooms 3 of one variety and 3 of a different variety to each vase – 1 John Johnson, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 Colin Barber; 6 distinct daffodil blooms from any division in six individual specimen vases – 1 John Johnson, 2 Colin Barber, 3 Judy Liddall; 1 daffodil bloom from division 1 Yellow-Yellow – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson, 3 Sarah Smith; 1 trumpet daffodil bloom from division 1 Bi-colour White-Yellow or reverse Bi-colour Yellow-White – 1 John Johnson, 2 Colin Barber; 1 trumpet daffodil bloom from division 1 White-White – 1 Colin Barber, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 Victoria Meredith; 1 large-cupped daffodil bloom from division 2 Yellow-Yellow – 1 John Johnson, 2 Colin Barber, 3 Alan Ford; 1 large-cupped daffodil bloom from division 2 Yellow perianth with White or any colour in cup – 1 John Johnson, 2 Judy Liddall, 3 Colin Barber; 1 large-cupped daffodil bloom from division 2 White perianth with White or any colour in cup – 1 Judy Liddall, 2 Alan Ford, 3 Anne Hinds; 1 short-cupped daffodil bloom from division 3 without Red or Orange in cup – 1 John Johnson, 2 Barry Nicholls, 3 Judy Liddall; 1 short-cupped daffodil bloom from division 3 with Red or Orange in cup – 1 Victoria Meredith, 2 Sue Martin, 3 John Johnson; 1 double daffodil bloom from division 4 – 1 John Johnson, 2 Barry Nicholls, 3 Colin Barber; 1 daffodil bloom from divisions 5, 7 or 8 – 1 Colin Barber, 2 John Johnson, 3 Alan Ford, Highly commended Judy Liddall; 1 daffodil bloom from divisions 6, 9, 10 or 11 – 1 Jo Pierce, 2 John Johnson, 3 Anne Hinds; 1 daffodil bloom from bulb provided free in the autumn by the Bidborough Gardening Association Variety Division 2 Yellow Red ‘Mount Hood’ – 1 John Johnson, 2 Nina Chick, 3 Jo Pierce.

Other Flower Classes

3 Tulips – 1 Deenah Wheeler, 2 Barry Nicholls, 3 Val Fitzpatrick; 5 stems Polyanthus multi-headed – 1 Diana Barber, 2 John Johnson, 3 Sarah Smith; 5 stems Primrose – 1 Elizabeth Lash, 2 Victoria Meredith, 3 Sarah Foster; 1 Camellia bloom – 1 Gillian Ham, 2 Pete Eames, 3 Victoria Meredith; 3 individual Helleborus flowers floating on water – 1 John Johnson, 2 Lillian Taylor, 3 Val Fitzpatrick; 1 Pot Plant – 1 Sarah Smith, 2 Elizabeth Lash, 3 John Johnson; 3 sprays of Flowering Shrubs or Trees – 1 Deenah Wheeler, 2 Glenys McDonald, 3 Diana Barber; 3 stems of Heather – 1 John Johnson, 2 Sarah Smith, 3 Anne Hinds; 1 vase of Garden Flowers –  1 John Johnson, 2 Kelvin Paterson; 3 stems Grape Hyacinths – 1 John Johnson, 2 Alison Lush, 3 Elizabeth Hills; 3 stems any other Bulbs or Corms – 1 Brenda Watts, 2 Glenys McDonald, 3 John Johnson; Any other exhibit not covered by any of the classes above – 1 John Johnson. 2 Lillian Taylor.

Flower Arranging Classes

A jug of spring flowers and foliage – 1 Diana Barber; ‘SPRING FEVER’ A flower arrangement – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Pete Eames, 3 Sarah Foster, Highly commended Anne Hinds; ‘EASTER TIME’ A flower arrangement – 1 Sheila North, 2 Diana Barber; An arrangement in a watering can – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Jane Nicklin.

Homecraft Classes

A jar of marmalade – 1 Alison Lush, 2 Jennie Goossens, 3 Pete Eames; A jar of lemon curd – 1 Deenah Wheeler, 2 Elizabeth Hills, 3 Diana Barber; A jar of chutney – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Declan Martin, 3 Alan Corke; Lemon drizzle cake – 1 Jennifer Johnstone, 2 Deenah Wheeler, 3 Val Hawksfield; A carrot cake – 1 Sarah Smith, 2 Valerie Hawksfield, 3 Alison Lush; 5 fruit scones – 1 Deenah Wheeler, 2 Jennifer Johnstone, 3 Val Hawksfield; 3 Meringues on a plate any filling – 1 Diana Barber, 2 Val Hawksfield, 3 Victoria Meredith; Three individual savoury tartlets: 1 Diana Barber, 2 Kiran Masrani, 3 Anne Hinds; A colour photograph ‘Spring’: 1 Diana Barber, 2 Sarah Foster, 3 Elizabeth Lash.

Junior Exhibitors Classes

A daffodil bloom (16 and under) – 1 Rebeca Lash, 2 Annabelle Harvey,3 Florence Meredith, Highly commended Nasreen Gregory-Martinez and Connie Wheeler; A Spring Posy (11 and under) – 1 Lucy Oatley, 2 Emily Martin, Sarah McFarlin, Highly commended Emily McFarlin; Colour the picture provided (11 and under) – 1 Emily Martin, 2 Emily McFarlin 3 Sarah McFarlin, Highly commended Lucy Oatley and Anna Pierson; Colour the picture provided (Bidborough Primary Scholl reception class) – 1 Matilda Kosloushi-Saw, 2 Layla Etherton, 3 Isabelle Howes, Highly commended Florence Reid, Layla Etherton and Jessica Swain; 3 Chocolate chip cookies (16 and under) – 1 Florence Meredith, 2 Emily McFarlin, 3 Anna Pierson, Highly commended Connie Wheeler, Annabelle Harvey and Jenny Pierson; ‘Spring’ – a collage using natural resources (16 and under) – 1 Rebecca Lash, 2 Sarah McFarlin, 3 Alistair Bicknell; Design a computer generated Wordle about nature (16 and under) – 1 Nasreen Gregory-Martinez, 2 Rebecca Lash, 3 Henry Mayne; A colour photograph of a “Selfie” (16 and under) – 1 Rebecca Lash, 2 Imogen Meredith, 3 Anna Pierson, Highly commended Jenny Pierson; A Decorated Egg (16 and under) – 1 Nasreen Gregory-Martinez, 2 Anna Pierson, 3 Rebecca Lash, Highly commended Jenny Pierson; Design a computer generated A5 poster for our Summer Show – 1 Rebecca Lash; Bidborough Nursery Class – 1 Rory, 2 Lyla, 3 Sophie, Highly commended Stanley and Leon; Bidborough Brownies Class – 1 Amy Funnell, 2 Skye, 3 Lily, Highly commended Emily O’Connor and Isla Smith; Bidborough Rainbow Class – 1 Florrie, 2 Annabelle, 3 Mary Rorke, Highly commended Holly and Ella.