Saturday, 8 April 2017

Mini Spring Show

We had more than our usual number of entries for all categories.  Thanks to John Freer and Graham for judging and Rose for logging the entries.
Category 1: 

 1st Prize Dorothy Ambridge, Daffodil Sportsman

Category 2:

1st Prize Dorothy Ambridge, 3 Daffodils 
Category 3:


 1st Prize Judith Ladley, 3 Tulips Red Apeldoorn
Category 4:

 1st Prize Janella Cranswick, Container of spring flowering bulbs
Category 5: 

1st prize Carl Denton, Trillium

Category 6: 
1st prize Margaret Denton
Category 7:

 1st prize Janella Cranswick, dish of floating Camellias

We know John Freer as a judge of our flower show and for his prize winning blooms.  He surprised us today when he told us that his main hobby is knitting.  He learnt to knit as a young boy and started to enter competitions.  He brought along samples of his work and it wasn’t just your basic stitches.  He uses intricate patterns and produces beautiful shawls and scarves, ganzies, hats and other useful items.

Display Table

Margaret H brought a lovely pot of tulips, the leaves of which were unfortunately suffering from what she suspected was Tulip fire.  Our bulb expert and show judge, John, advised her to better be safe than sorry and discard the tulips.  In the discussion that followed, Judith said many of her bulbs had been unsuccessful this year and Ann and John both peeled back the outer scales of their bulbs to check for mould.
Judith’s stunning Tulip Red Apeldoorn
 Graham’s purple Primula pubescens and Linden Lancelot, which took a lot of patience to raise
Ann’s Crown Imperial 
Ann’s Fritillaria Impperialis, meleagris and Uva- vulpis, Erythronium revolutum, pagoda, white beauty and tuolmnense, Scilla liliohyacinthus

Ann’s Rhododendron Bluetit and Chaenomeles Geisha Girl
 Can anyone make Sue and Jenny's wishes come true?

Notice Board
Jenny reported back from the Paxton meeting:
·              The drive at Paxton Hall is very worn and will be very expensive to replace.  Can anyone help financially or with a fundraiser?
·               Paxton is holding its AGM at Paxton Hall on Tuesday 25 April at 8 pm.  Please show your support by attending, in view of local societies having to close, and if anyone can help out by joining the committee, it would be appreciated.
We wish Elizabeth good health and happiness in her new home in Otley.
Graham told us how well the recent Paxton Spring Show went.
There are still a few places for our day trip in June.
National Gardening Week is 10 – 16 April.  Send in a photo of something you did this week!
Next Meeting
April 21st:  Forum – Practical Gardening, propagation and plug plants to grow on

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