DESPITE gloomy prognostications that the daffodils were all over as spring had been so early, Fernhurst village hall was filled with them and every other spring flower when Fernhurst Horticultural Society held its annual show.
With the ever-increasing range of daffodils, there were eight classes, but the criteria for each category confused some entrants and several were dismissed as ‘not as schedule’, but the standard of most, said judges, was extremely good.
And with a large number of entries, the two judges, Brenda Allen and Doug Crouch, split the classes.
To the delight of vegetable growers there was still a winter vegetable class and the overall result, the Jubilee Trophy, turned on class 23 where multiple entries were allowed.
Judith Turner had a first and second with leeks and spinach while Louise had a third and ‘VHC’ – very highly commended – with seed-grown asparagus and sprouting broccoli, a ten-point swing, and so Judith won with 62 pts total to Louise’s 54.
After time for viewing the exhibits and refreshments, society president Anne Tonkin presented trophies.
The next event is the Revels on Sunday, May 18 at the recreation ground where the society will have a stall selling plants.
The summer outing is on Wednesday, June 4 to Chelsea Physic Garden. For more information ring 01428 625671.
For all the results, see this week’s Observer (April 17).