Blooms national standard at Sidmouth Garden Club’s autumn show

PUBLISHED: 19:22 14 September 2010 | UPDATED: 14:46 15 September 2010

Flower show at All St's Church, Sidmouth on Thursday 9th September.; Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 1738-36-10AW

Flower show at All St's Church, Sidmouth on Thursday 9th September.; Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 1738-36-10AW

Archant

Sidmouth Garden Club’s autumn show described as “triumph” by show secretary John

DESPITE lack of water, the heat and a major flower show just beforehand, Sidmouth Garden Club’s Autumn Show last week was a “triumph”.

“The entries were a little bit down but the chrysanths and dahlias were out of this world, of national standard,” said show director John Wright.

“The judges thought the standard was very high indeed, it was a triumph for the show.”

In all there were 206 entries for last Thursday’s show at All Saints Church Hall, despite torrential rain just the day before, which spoilt shower’s flowers and caused problems for those planning to exhibit root vegetables.

But it was the chrysanths and dahlias that stole the show.

“People who came in to look just went quiet as they took their breath away,” said John, who won the Erna Simon Cup for fruit entries.

He was disappointed at the lack of any children’s section entries this year and hoped they would be encouraged to take part in next year’s spring, summer and autumn shows staged by the club.

RESULTS:

Cup winners – Phyllis Watson Memorial Cup: Gill Cronk; Hawker Cup: Jean Bridgeman; Marker Cup: John Dyer; Garden Club Cup: John Dyer; National Chrysanthemum Society Silver Medal and Bronze Medal: John Dyer; Stewart Cup: Paul Kiddle; Reg Woodley Dahlia Cup: John Patrick; Wigmore Dahlia Cup: John Patrick; National Dahlia Society Silver Medal and Bronze Medal: John Patrick; Wyman Cup: Nita Grigg; Erna Simon Cup: John Wright; National Vegetable Society Silver Medal: Arthur Grove.

Decorative

Natures Palette: 1. Gill Cronk; 2. Jean Bridgeman; 3. Christine Bull.

Kitchen Capers: 1. Alsia Dixon; 2. Jean Bridgeman; 3. Glenys Shaw.

By Candlelight: 1. Gill Cronk; Glenys Shaw; 3. Jean Bridgeman.

In Triplicate: 1. Glenys Shaw.

Arrangement in wine glass: 1. Jean Bridgeman; 2. Alsia Dixon; 3. Alsia Dixon.

Petite Arrangement in flower pot: 1. Glenys Shaw; 2. Alsia Dixon; 3. Christine Bull.

Miniature arrangement, Seashore: 1. Glenys Shaw; 2. Alsia Dixon; 3. Jean Bridgeman.

Chrysanthemums

Five blooms: 1. John Dyer.

Three blooms, incurved: 1. John Dyer.

Three blooms, reflexed: 1. John Dyer.

Three blooms, medium flowers: 1. John Dyer.

Three blooms, any colour: 1. John Dyer; 2. Vera Stockton.

Three stems, exhibition single spray: 1. Paul Kiddle; 2. John Patrick; 3. Paul Kiddle.

Three stems, exhibition anemone spray: 1. John Dyer.

Three stems, sprays, any cultivar: 1. Paul Kiddle; 2. John Dyer; 3. Arthur Grove.

Dahlias

Decorative.

Three blooms, giant/large-flowered: 1. Paul Kiddle; 2. John Patrick.

Three blooms, medium flowered: 1. John Patrick; 2. John Wright; 3. Paul Kiddle.

Three blooms, small/miniature flowered: 1. John Patrick; 2. Paul Kiddle; 3. Fay Dyer.

Three vases, three blooms in each: 1. Paul Kiddle; 2. John Patrick.

Cactus and semi-cactus

Three blooms, giant/large-flowered: 1. Paul Kiddle; 2. John Patrick.

Three blooms, medium-flowered: 1. John Patrick; 2. Paul Kiddle; 3. John Wright.

Three blooms, -small/miniature flowered: 1. John Patrick; 2. Fay Dyer; 3. Paul Kiddle.

Three vases, three blooms in each: 1. John Patrick; 2. Paul Kiddle.

Small ball and miniature ball

1. Paul Kiddle; 2. Fay Dyer; 3. Paul Kiddle.

Pompom

1. Paul Kiddle; 2. Paul Kiddle; 3. John Patrick.

Other types

Three blooms: 1. Paul Kiddle; 2. Nita Grigg; 3. Paul Kiddle.

Ten blooms: 1. John Patrick; 2. Paul Kiddle.

Other flowers

Garden flowers: 1. Diana Robertshaw joint first with Nita Grigg; 3. Vera Stockton.

Floribunda roses: 1. Diana Robertshaw.

Three blooms, roses large flowered: 1. John Wright; 2. Diana Robertshaw.

Specimen rose: 1. Arthur Grove; 2. Arthur Grove; 3. Vera Stockton.

Asters: 1. John Patrick.

Other annuals: 1. Nita Grigg; 2. Vera Stockton; 3. Vera Stockton.

Gladiolus: 1. Doreen Pound.

Vase/bowl of one flower: 1. Arthur Grove; 2.Arthur Grove; 3. Nita Grigg.

Fuchsia florets: 1. John Wright; 2. Doreen Pound; 3. Gill Cronk.

Pot Plants

Geranium: 3. Vera Stockton.

Saintpaulia: 1. Audrey Wright; 2. Vera Stockton; 3. Doreen Pound.

Fuchsia: 1. Vera Stockton; 2. Vera Stockton.

Any flowering plant: 1. Vera Stockton; 2. Fay Dyer; 3. Paul Kiddle.

Foliage plant: 1. Vera Stockton; 2. Diana Robertshaw; 2. Arthur Grove.

Fern: 1. Vera Stockton.

Cactus or succulent: 1. Nita Grigg; 2. Vera Stockton; 3. Diana Robertshaw.

Pelargonium: 1. Vera Stockton.

Fruit

Three cooking apples: 1. Vera Stockton; 2. John Wright; 3. John Dixon.

Three dessert apples: 1. John Wright; 2. R Faulkner; 3. John Dixon.

Three pears: 1. John Wright.

Any other fruit: 1. John Wright; 2. Vera Stockton; 3. Doreen Pound.

Vegetables

Onions, any size: 1. Arthur Grove; 2. Vera Stockton.

Onions 250g or less: 1. John Patrick; 2. R Faulkner.

Ten shallots: 1. John Patrick.

Parsnips: 1. Paul Kiddle; 2, John Wright.

Carrots, short: 1. Paul Kiddle; 3. Vera Stockton.

Carrots long: 1. Paul Kiddle.

Beetroot: 1. John Patrick; 2. Vera Stockton.

Cabbages: 1. Paul Kiddle; 2. John Wright.

Pair table marrows: 1. John Dixon; 2. John Dixon.

Potatoes, white: 2. Arthur Grove; 3. John Patrick.

Potaoes, coloured: 1. John Patrick.

Runner beans: 1. Paul Kiddle; 2. Arthur Grove.

Tomatoes: 1. John Wright; 2. John Patrick; 3. Vera Stockton.

Cherry tomatoes: 1. John Wright; 2. John Patrick; 3. Christine Bull.

Other vegetables: 1. Arthur Grove; 2. Vera Stockton; 3. Doreen Pound.

Heaviest marrow: 1. Vera Stockton.

Longest runner bean: 1. Paul Kiddle.

Heaviest tomato: 1. R Faulkner.

Domestic

Plum jam: 1. Christine Bull; 2. Audrey Wright; 3. Gill Cronk.

Sultana cake: 1. Audrey Wright; 2. Doreen Pound; 3. Gill Cronk.

Scones: 1. Nita Grigg.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald