GALLERY: Milland Gardening Club Flower and Produce Show

A toast was raised at the end of a successful Milland Gardening Club Flower and Produce Show on Saturday to past president Vanessa Stopher, who died at the end of last year.

Monday, 15th August 2016, 11:23 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:34 pm
Margaret Bentall with her lilies. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks16000848-4

Vanessa had been a stalwart of the club, serving as secretary for many years and more recently as president. The inaugural Vanessa Stopher Trophy for the best individual cookery exhibit was won by Audrey Campbell for her pasta salad. Ian Haussauer, one of several new exhibitors to the show, won best in show for three decorative dahlias. Les Lutman once again did well, winning in six trophies, including the Sweet Pea Society Medal for one variety of sweet peas. Barbara Thornley, committee member, said: “The judge commented how lucky the gardening club was to have gardeners able to grow sweet peas to such a high standard.”Milland Gardening Club welcomes new members. The next meeting will be at Milland Village Hall on Wednesday, October 19, when Alick Jones will give a talk on ‘how to make your garden more wildlife friendly’. Trophy winners were:-Ian Haussauer, Winifred Lamb Medal Best in Show. Leslie Lutman, Simmons Challenge Cup for most points in fruit, veg and flowers; Silver Cup for most points in vegetables; Wayland Bowl for most points in flowers; Windibank Amateur Cup; Banksian Medal for most prize money for fruit, veg and flowers; Sweet Pea Society Medal.Katerina Willson, Silver Cup for most points in fruit.Audrey Campbell, Wayland Rose Bowl for best rose exhibit.Muriel Bullingham, Silver Cup (Homecraft); Iris Stocker Memorial Trophy for cookery.Sue Strike, Albert Hagan Memorial Trophy for photography.Julie Hood, Silver Cup for decorative.Sheila Williams, Bygrove Memorial Trophy for decorative, novice. Margaret Bentall, Gardner-Lewis Shield for best exhibit aged under 12. Audrey Campbell, Vanessa Stopher Trophy for best cookery exhibit.

Class winners were:-Vegetables – Potato in a Pot: David White; Collection of vegetables: 1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Ian Haussauer, 3 Paul Strike; Potatoes, white: 1 Ian Haussauer, 2 Jane Harding, 3 Leslie Lutman, 4 Paul Strike; Potatoes, coloured: 1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Les Glaysher, 3 Ian Haussauer; Potatoes, salad: 1 Leslie Lutman; Beetroot: 1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Ian Haussauer, 3 Jane Harding; Beans, runner: 1 Ian Haussauer, 2 Paul Strike, 3 Leslie Lutman; Bean, French: 1 Ian Haussauer, 2 Leslie Lutman, 3 Paul Strike; Beans, climbing: 1 Jane Harding, 2 Ian Haussauer; Carrots, long: 1 Ian Haussauer, 2 Leslie Lutman; Carrots, stump rooted: 2 Leslie Lutman, 3 Ian Haussauer; Onions, over 250g: 1 Paul Strike, 2 Leslie Lutman, 3 Margaret Bentall, 4 Trevor Fairhurst; Onions, under 250g:1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Margaret Bentall, 3 Jane Harding, 4 Paul Strike; 14 Onions, salad: 1 Leslie Lutman; Lettuce: 1 Polly Holt; Courgettes: 1 Ian Haussauer, 2 Leslie Lutman, 3 Jane Harding, 4 Paul Strike; Shallots: 1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Paul Strike; Pickling shallots: 1 Barbara Thornley, 2 Leslie Lutman, 3 Paul Strike; Marrows: 1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Ian Haussauer, 3 Margaret Bentall; Cucumbers (1): 1 Ian Haussauer; Cucumbers (2): 1 Paul Strike; Tomatoes, medium: 1 Ian Haussauer, 2 Paul Strike; Tomatoes, small: 1 Mrs A Bore, 2 Paul Strike; Any other vegetable: 1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Muriel Bullingham; Oversized vegetable: 1 Leslie Lutman; Herbs: 1 Christine Hill, 2 Audrey Campbell.Fruit – Apples: 1 Katerina Willson, 2 Margaret Bentall, 3 Jane Harding; Soft Fruit: 1 Sue Strike, 2 Christine Hill; Other Fruit: 1 Katerina Willson, 2 Di Robinson, 3 Margaret Bentall, 4 Christine Hill, Martin Hill.Flowers - Flower collection: 1 Polly Holt, 2 Jane Harding, 3 Ian Haussauer, 4 Sue Hoar; Pot Plant, foliage: 1 Leslie Lutman; Pot Plant, fern: 1 Leslie Lutman; Pot Plant, flowering: 1 Mrs A Bore; Sweet peas, 1 variety: 1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Sue Strike; Sweet Pea, mixed: 1 Sue Strike, 2 Leslie Lutman; Dahlias, small: 1 Ian Haussauer, 2 Leslie Lutman; Dahlias, decorative: 1 Ian Haussauer, 2 Leslie Lutman, 3 Sue Strike; Dahlias, any other: 1 Ian Haussauer, 2 Leslie Lutman, 3 Katerina Willson; Antirrhinums: 1 Margaret Bentall, 2 Leslie Lutman; Roses, hybrid tea: 2 Leslie Lutman; Rose, 1 specimen: 1 Audrey Campbell, 2 Julie Hood; Roses, mixed: 1 Audrey Campbell, 2 Leslie Lutman; Roses, floribunda: 1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Katerina Willson; Gladioli: 2 Leslie Lutman; Phlox: 1 Leslie Lutman, 2 Sue Hoar, 3 Sue Strike, 4 Christine Hill; Pansies, mixed: 1 Leslie Lutman; Pansies, one colour: 1 Polly Holt; Flowering shrub: 1 Paul Strike, 3 Polly Holt: Any other flower: 1 Margaret Bentall, 2 Leslie Lutman, 3 Katerina Willson; Ornamental foliage: 1 Barbara Thornley, Julie Hood, 3 Di Robinson; Fuchsias, 1 variety: 1 Polly Holt, 2 Gill Glaysher, 3 Barbara Thornley, 4 Carrie Goodall; Fuchsias, mixed: 1 Barbara Thornley, 2 Polly Holt; Cactus: 1 Christine Hill, 2 Paul Strike, 3 Leslie Lutman. Handcraft – Painting: 1 David Robinson, 2 David Robinson, 3 Suzanne Austin, 4 Jane Harding; Needlecraft: 1 Janet Bettger, 2 Sue Strike; 3 Becky Willson; Ladies only: 1 Janet Bettger, 2 Christine Hill.Photography – Straight lines: 1 Sue Strike, 2 Julie Hood, 3 David Robinson; The Cruel Sea: 1 Julie Hood. Cookery – Courgette Loaf: 1 Sue Strike, 2 Muriel Bullingham, 3 Becky Willson; Plum Jam: 1 Gill Glaysher, 2 Sue Strike, 3 Muriel Bullingham; Gooseberry Fool: 1 Gill Glaysher, 2 Muriel Bullingham; Pasta Salad: 1 Audrey Campbell, 2 Gill Glaysher, 3 Muriel Bullingham; Cheese straws: 1 Barbara Thornley, 2 Sue Strike; Bakewell tart: 2 Muriel Bullingham; White loaf: 1 Les Glaysher, 2 Sue Strike, 3 Barbara Thornley; Butterfly cakes: 1 Muriel Bullingham, 2 Barbara Thornley, 3 Sue Strike; Show collection: 1 Muriel Bullingham.Decorative - ‘Strictly Come Dancing’: 1 Julie Hood; ‘Rio’: 1 Julie Hood; ‘Beside the Sea’: 1 Julie Hood; Petite ‘Sunburst’: 1 Sheila Williams; Novice: 1 Sheila Williams.Junior – Collage: 1 Archie Strike, 2 Poppy Goldfinch, 3 Fleur Gransbury; Coloured in Picture: 1 Margaret Bentall, 2 Monty Gransbury, 3 Isabella Strike; Lego model: 1 Archie Strike, 2 Isabella Strike.

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