Harting Horticultural Society Spring Show

A lovely array of flowers and flower arrangements were displayed at Harting Horticultural Society’s Spring Show on Saturday.

Members had struggled with long wet weather in the build up but on the day of the show, it was a beautiful bright sunny afternoon.

Clare Coxall with flowers from her garden Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks16000543-8

Clare Coxall with flowers from her garden Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks16000543-8

Show secretary Cynthia Clue said: “There was an increase in photographic exhibits, which gave a lot of extra interest for visitors.

“The cookery class was well represented, tempting the taste buds, as did the homemade cakes on sale.”

Congratulations went to the following cup winners:-

Reg Budd Memorial Cup for best flower exhibit, Pru Barlow; The Lady Wallace Challenge Cup for Narcissi, Sue Wright; Charles Cooper Challenge Cup for Spring Flowers, Ann Sladden; The President’s Cup for cookery, photography and flower arranging, Jane Healey; Mrs Champneys Burnham Cup for Children, Sam Wyatt; The Mrs Jean Bird Spring Cup for Children, Anna Wyatt.

First prize winners were:-

Narcissi - trumpet vase, Pru Barlow; long-cupped vase, Pru Barlow; short-cupped vase, Sue Wright; double vase, Cynthia Clue; split corona vase, Sue Wright; miniature vase, Pru Barlow; one trumpet, Pru Barlow; one long-cupped, Sue Wright; one short-cupped, Sue Wright; one double, Jane Healey; one with more than one flower head, Sarah Wilcox; one miniature, Sue Wright; one split corona, Sue Wright.

Spring flowers - hyacinths, Juliet Pugh; polyanthus, primrose, primula, Juliet Pugh; tulips, Ann Sladden; anemones, Ann Sladden; hellebores, Sunny Dawson; mixed, Sheila Torrens; other spring flowers, Pru Barlow; flowering shrubs or trees, Pru Barlow; flowering foliage pot plant, Ann Sladden.

Section three - foliage and flowers for church window, Jane Simmonds; spring flowers in a wine glass, Jane Simmonds; mixed seed bread rolls, Linda Hayward; royal celebration cupcakes, Linda Hayward; French apple tart, Ruth Bonner; egg-free chocolate fudge cake, Ruth Bonner; cheese scones, Linda Hayward; chutney, relish or pickle, S. Hugh Jones; marmalade, Ruth Bonner; rhubarb, Jane Whitaker; eggs, Jane Whitaker; handicraft, Heather Shearing; celebration card, Linda Hayward.

Photography - something beginning with C, Tim Bonner; a country lane, Jane Healey; fin, fur or feather, David White; happiness, Tim Bonner.

Children, eight to 16 - flag for the Queen’s birthday, Sam Wyatt; edible necklace, Sam Wyatt; posy, Sam Wyatt; pizza, Sam Wyatt.

Children, seven and under - edible necklace, Anna Wyatt; posy, Anna Wyatt.

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