Seven Stars, Dinton
By Gay Jordan - 3rd May 2018 11:30am
The Spring Show and Plant Sale was once again very successful and we were pleased to see a slight increase in the number of people exhibiting in the Show classes, as well as an increase in the actual number of classes entered.
The latter is somewhat dependent on the weather leading up to the Show, since several classes are for various spring flowers, so it is always a bit of a gamble as to what will actually be available on show day.
I was also personally delighted to see a couple more people competing in the floral art classes as it is good to see some competition!
The number of visitors seemed about the same, but we took more money from the various stalls (plants, produce, books, "White Elephant", etc.) than last year; the main point of the "sale" part of the event is to raise funds for our other events during the year, particularly our Autumn Show, but we also seek to make both our shows village events to be enjoyed by all.
There are lots more photos to enjoy in the GALLERIES section of this website.
The Bob Hutchings Cup for the most points gained in the flower classes (classes A to O) was won by Martyn Tinnion, who also won the £15 garden voucher for the exhibitor gaining most points across all the Show classes.
Jeanne Marshall won the £10 voucher and Christine Wheeler-Cherry the £5.
The Ken Lane Memorial Trophy for the most points gained in the floral art classes was won by me (Gay Jordan).
The results from the individual show classes are as follows — I have only listed the class winner in each case, but if you want a note of those who were placed, please email: email@example.com
Class A 3 flowering stems of Tulip, one variety: Martyn Tinnion
Class B 3 flowering stems of Tulip, more than one variety: Christine Wheeler-Cherry
Class C 3 flowering stems of Narcissus or Daffodil, one variety: Jeanne Marshall
Class D 3 flowering stems of Narcissus or Daffodil, more than one variety: Jeanne Marshall
Class E 3 stems of any other bulb or corm flower: Jeanne Marshall
Class F 3 stems Polyanthus, one or more varieties: Christine Wheeler-Cherry
Class G 3 stems Pansies or Violas: David Jutson
Class H An alpine, in flower: Claire Risdale
Class I An alpine, foliage: David Jutson
Class J A cactus or succulent: Martyn Tinnion
Class K A Pot Plant, in flower, not more than 23cm diameter pot: Martyn Tinnion
Class L A Pot Plant, foliage, not more than 23cm diameter pot: Gay Jordan
Class M 3 stems Shrubs/Trees, flowering, one or more kinds, not to exceed 70 cms overall, including container: Martyn Tinnion
Class N 3 stems Shrubs/Trees, foliage, one or more kinds, not to exceed 70 cms overall, including container: Martyn Tinnion
Class O 3 stems any other flower not listed in Classes A to N: Christine Wheeler-Cherry
Class P "GREAT EXPECTATIONS". An exhibit using natural plant material. Accessories permitted. (In niche approximately 61 cm wide, 45 cm deep and 79 cm high.): Gay Jordan
Class Q "RED, WHITE OR ROSE?" Arrangement of natural plant material in a wine glass, not to exceed 40cm in any direction. No accessories: Gay Jordan
Class R "A SPRING POSY" A tied or wired posy of spring flowers and foliage, not to exceed 22cm in any direction: Christine Wheeler-Cherry