PICTURES: Harting summer show

Harting Horticultural Summer Show on Saturday was a real success.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 2:18 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:25 am
Tim Bonner with his entry in the floral art section. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks16000895-3

Flowers, vegetables, fruit, cookery, handicrafts and photography were on display in the marquee at Harting War Memorial Playing Fields.

Show secretary Cynthia Clue said: “Fortunately, the forecast of raging winds and rain didn’t put off exhibitors or visitors to the show.”

David Thistleton-Smith won the RHS Banksian Medal for most prize money overall and the Uppark Challenge Cup for most points in the vegetables and fruit section. He also took home the Sussex Shield for best vegetable display.

Lynn Smith with her entry in the handicrafts section ks16000895-1

Cynthia Clue won the Clifford Sharpe Memorial Cup for most points in the flowers section.

Malcolm Hutchings won all the first prizes in the dahlias section and took home the Lutman Dahlia Cup for most points in that section, as well as the Wakeford Cup for best flower exhibit.

Jane Simmons won the Simmons Cup for the flower arrangement section and Guy Henetson won the Geoffrey Thistleton-Smith Cup for his Red, White and Blue flower arrangement, judged by the public.

Sheila Torrens won the Mangham Plate for flowers, fruit and vegetables, awarded to someone who has not previously won a cup. Ruth Bonner won the Challenge Cup for cookery, Julie Nash won the Walker Cup for handicrafts and Chris Healey won the Coulson Cup for amateur photography.

Sarah Wilcox with her baby aubergines ks16000895-5

In the junior classes, Holly Jurd and Ethan Sheldrake-French shared the Children’s Challenge Cup for age eight and over, while Thea French-Brown and Anna Wyatt shared the David Bird Cup for age seven and under.

Angela Church won the special class for a potato plant grown in a pot provided by the society at its spring show, based on the largest weight produced.

Other winners were:-

Vegetables and fruit – Potatoes, coloured, 1 David Thistleton-Smith, 2 Nick Bennett, 3 Susan Adams; potatoes, white, 1 Susan Adams, 2 Sid Shearing, 3 Humphrey Sladden; runner beans, 1 David Thistleton-Smith, 2 Jane Healey, 3 Pauline Newton; French beachs, 1 Sunny Dawson, 2 Pauline Newton, 3 Leslie James; onions, over 250g, 1 David Thistleton-Smith, 2 Jane Healey, 3 Anthea Venables; onions, 250g or under, 1 David Thistleton-Smith, 2 Tim Bonner, 3 Sue Wright; exhibition shallots, 1 Sue Wright, 2 Barry Smith, 3 David Thistleton-Smith; pickling shallots, 1 Sue Wright, 2 David Thistleton-Smith; cabbages, 1 Malcolm Hutchings; long-pointed carrots, 2 David Thistleton-Smith; stump-rooted carrots, 3 Sid Shearing; round beetroot, 1 Susan Adams, 2 Sue Wright; long beetroot, 3 David Thistleton-Smith; marrows, 1 David Thistleton-Smith; cucumbers, 1 David Thistleton-Smith, 2 Tim Bonner, 3 Jo Gush; courgettes, 1 Jane Healey, 2 David Thistleton-Smith, 3 Humphrey Sladden; five tomatoes; 1 Jane Healey, 2 John Bennett, 3 Susan Adams; eight tomatoes, 1 Sheila Torrens, 2 David Thistleton-Smith, 3 Jane Healey; lettuces, 1 David Thistleton-Smith; spring onions, 1 David Thistleton-Smith; chilli peppers, 1 Sheila Torrens, 2 David Thistleton-Smith, 3 Jo Gush; sweet peppers, 1 David Thistleton-Smith; sweetcorn, 1 Humphrey Sladden, 2 David Thistleton-Smith; any other vegetable, 1 Sarah Wilcox, 2 David Thistleton-Smith, 3 Jo Gush; collection of vegetables, 1 David Thistleton-Smith, 2 Jo Gush; cooking apples, 1 Leslie James, 2 David Thistleton-Smith, 3 Cynthia Clue, dessert apples, 1 Sheila Torrens, 2 Barry Smith, 3 Richard Pugh; soft fruit, 1 Jane Whitaker, 2 John Villars; stone fruit, 1 Cynthia Clue, 2 Richard Pugh, 3 David Thistleton-Smith; container of mixed herbs, 1 David Thistleton-Smith, 2 Malcolm Hutchings, 3 Juliet Pugh.

Show co-ordinator Heather Shearing with her bread ks16000895-6

Flowers – Rose, one large flowered, 1 Sarah Wilcox, 2 Cynthia Clue, 3 Jo Gush; roses, three large flowered, 1 Heather Tuke, 2 Cynthia Clue, 3 Sarah Green; rose, cluster flowered, 1 Sue Wright, 2 Anthea Venables, 3 Julie Nash; any other rose, 1 Jo Gush, Cynthia Clue, 3 Anthea Venables; gladiolus, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 2 Jane Healey, 3 Juliet Pugh; asters, 1 Pru Barlow, 2 Jane Healey; zinnias, 1 Jane Healey; marigolds, 1 Sue Wright, 2 Cynthia Clue, 3 Pru Barlow; sweet pea, 1 Selina Thistleton-Smith, 2 Sarah Green, 3 Cynthia Clue; fuchsia heads, 1 Julie Nash, 2 Tim Bonner, 3 Juliet Pugh; penstemon, 1 Tim Bonner; hydrangea, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 2 Clare Twiss, 3 Pru Barlow; agapanthus, 1 Margaret Dale, 2 Malcolm Hutchings; phlox, 1 Sheila Torrens, 2 Sarah Wilcox, 3 Jane Whitaker; any other annual, 1 Cynthia Clue, 2 Pru Barlow; any other perennial flower, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 2 Jane Whitaker, 3 Tim Bonner; mixed flowers, 1 Juliet Pugh, 2 Jo Gush, 3 Cynthia Clue; vase of flowering shrubs, 1 Sunny Dawson, 2 Cynthia Clue, 3 Sheila Torrens; flowering pot plant, 1 Angela Church, 2 Clare Twiss, 3 Sheila Torrens; cacti or succulent, 1 Clare Twiss, 2 Cynthia Clue; hosta, 1 Sheila Torrens, 2 Malcolm Hutchings, 3 Margaret Dale.

Dahlias – cactus or semi-cactus, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 3 Selina Thistleton-Smith; decorative, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 2 Sue Wright; ball, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 2 Selina Thistleton-Smith, 3 Sue Wright; pompon, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 2 Sue Wright; water lily, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 2 Frederick Fosberry, 3 Sue Wright; one specimen, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 3 Sue Wright; any other type, 1 Malcolm Hutchings, 2 Sue Wright, 3 Selina Thistleton-Smith.

Flower arrangements – Fan, 1 Jane Simmons, 2 Sue Wright, 3 Clare Coxall; Royal Carnival, 1 Clare Coxall; Dinner by Candlelight, 1 Louise Fear, 2 Sue Wright, 3 Jane Simmons; small exhibit in a shell, 1 Jane Whitaker, 2 Sue Wright, 3 Jane Simmons.

Cookery – Plaited loaf, 1 Heather Shearing, 2 Susan Adams, 3 Christine Casement; loaf made in a machine, 1 John Villars, 2 Humphrey Sladden, 3 Linda Hayward; savoury pasties, 1 Ruth Bonner, 2 Clare Coxall, 3 Liz Cordery; chilled gazpacho, 1 Christina Casement, 2 Ruth Bonner, 3 Linda Hayward; Victoria sponge, 1 Jane Healey, 2 Liz Cordery, 3 Heather Tuke; celebration case, 1 Clare Coxall, 2 Ruth Bonner, 3 Patricia James; lavender biscuits, 1 Liz Cordery, 2 Ruth Bonner, 3 Linda Hayward; treacle tart, 1 Ruth Bonner, 2 Clare Coxall, 3 Susan Adams; fruit Cordial, 1 Linda Hayward, 2 Jane Whitaker, 3 Ruth Bonner; eggs, 1 Jane Healey, 2 Jane Whitaker; jam, 1 Bev Albery, 2 Sarah Wilcox, 3 Nick Bennett; fruit jelly, 1 Sarah Wilcox, 2 Jo Gush, 3 Selina Thistleton-Smith; pickle, relish or chutney, 1 Linda Hayward, 2 Ruth Bonner, 3 Christina Casement.

Malcolm Hutchings ks16000895-2

Handicrafts – knitting, 1 Julie Nash, 2 Heather Shearing, 3 Susan Adams; stitchcraft, 1 Jean Oȕutan, 2 Jo Gush, 3 Heather Shearing; craftwork using hard materials, 1 Jane Whitaker, 2 Tim Bonner, 3 Jane Simmons, Highly Commended, Clare Coxall; craftwork using other materials, 1 Julie Nash, 2 Sunny Dawson, 3 Clare Coxall; original artwork, 1 Pru Barlow, 2 Julie Nash, 3 Tim Bonner; handmade greetings card, 1 Clare Coxall; colour the schedule picture (junior), 1 Joshua Brown, 2 Thea French-Brown, 3 Sam Wyatt/Rosie Brown; colour the schedule picture (adult), 1 Jo Gush, 2 Clare Coxall.

Amateur Photography – sight for sore eyes, 1 Patricia Troop, 2 Ali Holingbery, 3 Heather Shearing; country pile, 1 Chris Healey, 2 Bev Albery, 3 Alex De Beer; no longer required, 1 Margaret Dale, 2 Tim Bonner, 3 Bev Albery; missed the show, 1 Margaret Dale, 2 Patricia Troop, 3 Bev Albery; livestock, 1Ali Holingbery, 2 Margaret Dale, 3 Heather Shearing; webs, 1 Ali Holingbery, 2 Jane Healey; reflections, 1 Ali Holingbery, 2 Margaret Dale, 3 Jane Healey; something beginning with D, 1 Chris Healey, 2 Heather Shearing, 3 Tim Bonner; mother love, 1 Heather Shearing, 2 Ali Holingbery, 3 Margaret Dale.

Junior classes, age eight and over – Ugly Bug from vegetables, 1 Ethan Sheldrake-French, 2 Holly Jurd, 3 Sam Wyatt; hand-painted butterfly, 1 Holly Jurd, 2 Sam Wyatt; chocolate crispy crackles, 1 Sam Wyatt; sock puppet, 1 Holly Jurd, 2 Ethan Sheldrake-French, 3 Sam Wyatt.

Junior classes, age seven and under – Ugly Bug from vegetables, 1 Thea French-Brown, 2 Anna Wyatt; hand-painted butterfly, 1 Thea French-Brown, 2 Anna Wyatt; chocolate crispy crackles, 1 Anna Wyatt, 2 Thea French-Brown; zoo in a seed tray, 1 Anna Wyatt, 2 Thea French-Brown.

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