Daffodil delights at Gardeners’ show

Organisers and judges had a busy time at Barkwith & District Gardners Spring Show. L to R Sue Johnson steward, Sheila Minns chairperson, Bill Parrott and Rob Nelson flower judges and Lyn Small steward.
Photo John Edwards. EMN-161204-103116001
Organisers and judges had a busy time at Barkwith & District Gardners Spring Show. L to R Sue Johnson steward, Sheila Minns chairperson, Bill Parrott and Rob Nelson flower judges and Lyn Small steward. Photo John Edwards. EMN-161204-103116001

Organisers and judges had a busy time at the East Barkwith & District Gardeners Spring Show.

The event attracted many entries and it was encouraging to see new names on the prize tickets.

Organisers were, however, disappointed in the handicraft section, with each of the classes attracting only one entry.

There were fewer in the photography section too.

Pictured at the event, from the left, are Sue Johnson, steward; Sheila Minns chairperson of East Barkwith & District Gardeners; flower judges Bill Parrott and Rob Nelson, and Lyn Small steward.

Results were:

Trophies winners: Sheila Minns - the Peat Challenge Cup for the most points in the daffodil classes, the Jack and Mabel Atkin Challenge Cup for the best daffodil and the Joan Clark trophy for the most points in the produce section; Sheilah Fincham - the Grace Clark Trophy for most points in the floral art section; Barbara Theairs - the Needlecraft Trophy for best exhibit; Lorraine Ryan - the Joan and Arthur Wilson Trophy for best exhibit and Chris Raynor - the Challenge Cup for the most points in any three different sections.

Class winners: flower section - double daffodil: 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Mary Dixon, 3 Jill Fincham; one bloom, shorter than petals: 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Mary Dixon, 3 Sheilah Fincham; yellow trumpet or cup: 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Shirley Booth, 3 Jean Thompson; white trumpet or cup: 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Mary Dixon, 3 Lyn Small; split corona: 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Lyn Small, 3 Sheilah Fincham; stem with more than one bloom: 1 Lyn Small, 2 Chris Raynor, 3 Mary Jordan; miniature daffodil: 1 Mary Jordan, 2 Lyn Small, 3 Jill Fincham; three stems, same variety: 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Sheila Minns, 3 Sheilah Fincham; three stems, different varieties: 1 Lyn Small, 2 Sheila Minns, 3 Chris Raynor; cyclamineus flowered: 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Lyn Small, 3 Chris Raynor; container of daffodils: 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Jean Thompson, 3 Sheila Minns.

Produce section - marmalade: 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Shirley Booth, 3 Jane Perkins; soft fruit jam: 1 Lyn Small, 2 Les Robinson, 3 Ann Taylor; fruit jelly: 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Shirley Booth, 3 Jane Perkins; lemon curd: 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Pat Walker; chutney: 1 Jane Perkins, 2 Ann Taylor, 3 Shirley Booth; fruit vinegar: 1 Les Robinson, 2 Sheila Minns; cheese scones: 1 Shirley Booth 2 Ann Ringrose, 3 Chris Raynor; loaf of bread, white or brown: 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Annabel Reed; bread rolls, white or brown: 2 Chris Raynor; chocolate chip biscuits: 1 Sheila Minns, 2 Chris Raynor, 3 Lyn Small; jam tarts: 1 Lyn Small, 2 Shirley Booth, 3 Sheila Minns; butterfly cakes: 1 Shirley Booth, 2 Chris Raynor; fruit loaf (recipe given): 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Shirley Booth, 3 Jean Thompson; quiche: 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Annabel Read, 3 Shirley Booth; apple pie: 1 Annabel Reed, 2 Chris Raynor and Lyn Small, 3 Sheila Minns; bakewell tart: 1 Lyn Small, 2 Chris Raynor; decorated cup cakes: 1 Shirley Booth, 2 Sheila Minns, 3 Chris Raynor: chocolate Victoria sandwich cake: 1 Annabel Reed, 2 Jean Thompson, 3 Lyn Small; round of shortbread: 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Sheila Minns.

Floral art section - an arrangement to depict the joy of spring: 1 Jill Fincham, 2 Meegan Beeforth, 3 Shirley Booth; a display of different foliage: 1 Chris Raynor, 2 Sheilah Fincham, 3 Sheila Minns; container of spring flowers: 1 Lyn Small 2 Sheilah Fincham, 3 Jean Thompson.

Photography section - garden visitor: 1 Lorraine Ryan, 2 Shirley Booth, 3 Sheila Minns; frosty view: 1 Les Robinson, Sheilah Fincham, 3 Sheila Minns; watery scene: 1 Lorraine Ryan, 2 Les Robinson, 3 Sheila Minns.

Handicrafts - needlecraft, crochet and tapestry: 1 Barbara Theairs; knitted article: 1 Shirley Booth; any other item: 1 Sheilah Fincham.