Colourful displays at spring show

HEATHER Smith by a colourful display

HORTICULTURAL entries were up 50 per cent when Radipole and Southill Horticultural Society held their annual spring show in Weymouth.

The event at Southill Community Centre attracted stunning floral and horticultural displays which dominated the hall.

Show secretary Heather Smith said: “We had more than 300 entries overall with horticulture proving particularly strong.

“Other striking areas of success included the children’s vegetable dinosaurs which really were a delight.

“Floral displays were a riot of colour particularly spring flowers and shrubs while bulb entries looked delightful.

“The number of displays was up but so was the number of exhibitors. This was very pleasing because exhibitors are the lifeblood of any show.

“This was our single big event of the year and the society couldn’t have asked for better displays.”

The results were: Challenge Cup for Mystery Daffodil Bulb: Phil Tyler; Carter Cup for Best Horticultural Exhibit: Pat Dunning; Spring Challenge Cup for Most Horticultural Points: Brian Dunning; Bulb Cup for Most Bulb Points: Phil Tyler; Hatton Goblet for Best Orchid: Marmie Virgo; Marion St Quinton Vase for Floral Art: Heather Smith; Annual Flower Vase for Floral Art Novice: Patricia Channon; Carter Trophy for Best Handicraft Exhibit: Pat Dunning; Mrs Ashton Cup for Most Handicraft Points: Pat Dunning; Vallance Trophy for Best Knitted Work: Pat Dunning; Society Children’s Trophy: Elliot Polkinghorne; Annual Rose Bowl for Most Preserves and Cookery Points: Sheila Rodney; Certificate of Merit for Most Houseplant Points: Helga Jones, Pat Dunning and Brian Dunning.