Green-fingered folk in Abbots Langley flocked to the Henderson Hub for the Abbots Langley Gardening Society’s (ALGS) Spring Show with a bumper amount of entries in all the classes.
Pam Cotton, ALGS committee member, said organisers did not expect many daffodils in the show this year – but revealed the fears were unfounded.
She revealed: “We were not disappointed and we had lots of daffs, cut flowers and flowers in pots. The perfume was outstanding.”
Pam said organisers were delighted with the event.
She said: “On Wednesday evening when we finished taking in the applications to enter we found that there were 68 entries for the photographic competition. In fact we had to purchase more boards to put them on. We had support from 32 members including three children.
“We also had the results from the Applefest which was held last September where 68 children were helped to plant three daffodil bulbs, given instructions how to look after them and offered for them to bring them along to the Spring Show to compare them with other children to see who had the best flowers.”
Tamara and Callie bought along the daffodils they had grown and won both prizes.
All children who entered were given an Easter egg.
The results from the show are as follows
Best in Show
Daffodils – Gissing cup Sue North class 5 1 x Triandrus narcissus
Cut Flowers – Stuart Smith Cup – Myles Darbyshire class 22 mixed vase of flowers
Other Flowering plants – Valerie Hankin Cup – Carol Gissing class 41 a red Poinsettia
Fruit & Vegetables – Chairman’s Bowl – Chris Bromwich class 47 leeks
Handicraft – Goggins Cup – Lynda Sutherland class 62 threads
Photography – Barry Bloom Mem. – Geoff Clinton class 67 a common blue butterfly
Photo of a flower – Hillman cup – John Merry class 72 an Amaryllis
Household – Secretary’s cup – Brian Smith class 84 a chocolate cake
Junior 4-7 years – Merry Junior Cup – Charlie Yamaguchi-North class 6 small cakes
Junior 8-12 years – Dennis Hubbard Mem. – Grace Tunnicliffe class 96 painted Butterflies