Gardeners’ delight at Barkwith

Trophy winners at the Barkwith and District Gardners Association late summer show held in the village hall last friday evening are L to R Mary Dixon,Terry Ringrose,Sue Johnson, Graham Mowbray Lyn Small, Lynne Chambers who presented the cups and Sheila Minns.'  Photo by John Edwards. EMN-140109-145749001
Trophy winners at the Barkwith and District Gardners Association late summer show held in the village hall last friday evening are L to R Mary Dixon,Terry Ringrose,Sue Johnson, Graham Mowbray Lyn Small, Lynne Chambers who presented the cups and Sheila Minns.' Photo by John Edwards. EMN-140109-145749001

Dance Club

A new trophy had been donated and was awarded for the first time at the late Summer Evening Show arranged by the Barkwith and District Gardeners Association.

The trophy was donated by member Pete Stubbs in memory of his wife Pauline, a long standing committee member who had died prematurely, while serving as secretary.

And the first winner of the Pauline Stubbs Memorial Trophy was Terry Ringrose of South Willingham, who had shown the best exhibit in the pot plant class and received his award from Pete and Pauline’s younger daughter Lynne Chambers.

A good attendance gathered to view the exhibits at the show in the village hall once the earlier judging was complete.

There was a more competitive ‘heaviest marrow’ class this year with some giant exhibits.

Graham Mowbray won the prize for his ‘Big One’ weighing 23kg, but he only just made it as Les Robinson’s specimen was not far behind.

Grace Clark always manages to produce the longest runner bean and this year was no exception as she claimed the prize once more after carefully nurturing her specimen bean.

Trophy winners at the Barkwith and District Gardeners Show were: Grace Clark - the Betty Horton Cup for most points in the fruit and vegetable section; Sheila Minns - the Hugh Noble Trophy for the most points in the flower section; Lyn Small - the Anne Stamp Trophy most points for Floral Art; Mary Dixon - The Ernie Smith Memorial Trophy, for best dahlia; Sue Johnson - The Margaret Fairbank Memorial Trophy, for best fuchsia; Terry Ringrose - The Pauline Stubbs Memorial Trophy, for best pot plant; some of whom are pictured above with Lynne Chambers who made the presentations

Class winners were: fruit and vegetable section: three beetroot 1 Grace Clark, 2 Sue Johnson, 3 Mary Dixon; three onions 1 Dennis Ivatt, , 2 Sue Johnson, 3 Mary Dixon; marrow for quality 1 Grace Clark, 2 Sheila Minns, 3 Les Robinson; six standard tomatoes 1 Grace Clark, 2 Sheila Minns; six cherry tomatoes 1 Graham Mowbray, 2 Grace Clark, 3 Jill Fincham; six pods runner beans, 1 Sue Johnson, 2 Graham Mowbray, 3 Mary Dixon; three roots carrots 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Sue Johnson, 3Grace Clark; five culinary apples 1 Grace Clark, 2 Sheila Minns; five dessert apples 1 Les Robinson, 2 Maurice Hackett, 3 Grace Clark.

Flower section: one hybrid tea rose 1 Mary Dixon, 2 Chris Raynor, 3David George; spray floribunda roses 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Jill Fincham, 3 Mary Dixon; one decorative dahlia 1Sheila Minns, 2 Lyn Small, 3 Jill Fincham; three small decorative dahlias 1Lyn Small, 2 Sheila Minns, 3 Chris Raynor; three ball type dahlias 2 Mary Dixon; three cactus type dahlias 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Mary Dixon; three water lily dahlias 1 Chris Raynor, 2Jean Thompson, 3 Lyn Small; pot plant of your choice (not Fuchsia) 1 Terry Ringrose, 2 Sheila Minns, 3 Mary Dixon; one stem gladiolus 1 Mary Dixon, 3 equal Jean Thompson and Lyn Small; three stems herbaceous perennial 1Mary Dixon, Chris Raynor, 3 Sheila Minns; Flowering fuchsia pot plant 1 Sue Johnson, 2 Pat Walker, 3 Sheila Minns.

Floral art ‘We Shall Remember Them, (Servicemen lost in combat) 1 Lyn Small,2 Sue Johnson, 3 Sheila Minns; a petite arrangement not to exceed 9ins in depth, width and height, 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Lyn Small, 3 Jean Thompson; glass vase of seasonal flowers with foliage 1 Sheilah Fincham, 2 Sue Johnson, 3 Chris Raynor.

Judges were Cecile Povey, flowers, John Bennett, fruit and vegetables, and May Bennett, floral art.