Otterton spring show success

Harsh winter no deterrent for daffodil displays and entrants for Otterton Garden Club show

SEVERE frosts and snow did nothing to hamper the number of entries for Otterton Garden Club’s spring show on Saturday, nor affect the quality display of daffodils.

Club chairman, Ro Smith, said: “With the very hard frosts and all the snow we have had this winter we were concerned that the number of entries would be affected, however there were 80 more exhibits than last year.

“It was wonderful to see the village hall packed with so many flowers, shrubs and home produce. A number of visitors asked me how the judge could select a winner from so many exhibits.”

Paul Champion who has judged the flowers, shrubs and plants for many years, said: “This is the best spring show Otterton has produced, the exhibits are of a very high standard.”

Leading the exhibitors this year were Diane Payne and Sue Tibbott, who took away most of the trophies.

Trophies

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Short Cup: Diane Payne

Dowell Cup for the most points in cut blooms: Eric Paver

Cut Blooms Cup for the best exhibit in cut blooms: Diane Payne

Plant Cup for the most points in pot plants: Diane Payne

Payne Shield for the most points in: Sue Tibbott

Nora Butler Salver for the most points in floral decorations: Sue Tibbott

Up to 7 Years Cup for the most points in the children’s under 7yr classes: Stevie Mears

Childrens Open Cup for the most points in the children’s 8 -11yr classes: Anna Constable

Cotton Cup for the best exhibit in the painting class: Anna Constable

Young Growers Trophy for the most points for children in all classes: Lucy Dufall

Daffodils

One bloom any division: 1. Sue Tibbott; 2. Mark Dufall; 3. Diane Payne; HC Charles Townshend, Judith Yates and Jack Mead.

Vase of five daffs, five varieties: 1. Freda Paver; 2. Diane Payne; HC Eric Paver, Neil Constable.

Vase of three daffs, trumpet, three varieties: 1. Eric Paver; 2. Judith Yates.

Vase of three daffs, long cup, three varieties: 1. Ro Smith; 2. Neil Constable; 3. Annette Chapman.

Vase of three all yellow trumpet daffs: 1. Neil Constable; 2. Eric Paver; 3. Mark Dufall; HC Diane Payne and Ro Smith.

Vase of three bi-coloured trumpet daffs: 2. Judith Yates.

Vase of three all white long cup daffs: 1. Judith Yates; 2. Freda Paver; 3. Suzanne Smith, HC Teresa Davidson.

Vase of three all yellow long cup daffs: 1. Neil Constable; 2. Judith Yates; 3. Ro Smith; HC Betty Smith.

Vase of three bi-coloured long cup daffs: 1. Diane Payne; 2. Rosemary Holt; 3. Eric Paver; HC Vivienne Dean.

Vase of three bi-coloured short cup daffs: 1. Eric Paver; 2. Judith Yates.

Vase of three double bloom daffs: 1. Neil Constable; 2. Jack Mead; 3. Judith Yates; HC Annette Chapman.

Vase of three multi-headed daffs: 1. Diane Payne; 2. Rosemary Holt; 3. Eric Paver; HC Charles Townshend.

Vase of five miniature daffs: 1. Mark Dufall; 2. Joan Paver; 3. Eric Paver; HC Rosemary Holt, Suzanne Smith and Ro Smith.

Vase of three daffs any other division: 2. Annette Chapman.

Vase of three stems camellia: 1. Eric Paver; 2. Sue Palin; 3. Suzanne Smith; HC Anne Hemming.

One bloom camellia, any variety: 1. Eric Paver; 2. June Kennard-Simpson; 3. Neil Constable: HC Teresa Davidson and Sue Palin.

Vase of five stems, mixed foliage: 1. Diane Payne; 2. Suzanne Smith; 3. Anne Hemming; HC. Vivienne Dean.

Vase of three stems mixed flowering shrubs: 1. Betty Smith, 2. Anne Hemming, 3. Teresa Davidson; HC Diane Payne and Sue Palin.

One stem hellebore: 1. Diane Payne; 2. Vivienne Dean; 3. Eric Paver; HC Anne Hemming and Judith Yates.

Vase of five grape hyacinths: 1. Sue Tibbott; 2. Ro Smith; 3. Freda Paver; HC Teresa Davidson.

Pot Plants

Bowl heathers, one or more varieties: 1. Diane Payne; 2. Eric Paver.

One plant polyanthus or primrose: 1. Eric Paver; 2. Annette Chapman; 3. June Kennard-Simpson.

Pot or bowl (max 12”) flowering bulbs: 1. Eric Paver; 2. Diane Payne; 3. June Kennard-Simpson; HC Freda Paver.

Pot or bowl (max 12”) any flowering plant: 1. Freda Paver; 2. Diane Payne; 3. Jan Pidgeon; HC Rosemary Holt.

Cactus, up to 4” pot: 1. Diane Payne.

Succulent, up to 4” pot: 1.Lucy Dufall; 2. Diane Payne.

Succulent, over 4” pot:1. Diane Payne; 2. Charles Townshend; 3. Maz Dufall: HC Eric Paver.

Collection of succulents: 1. Lucy Dufall.

Any pot plant, foliage only: 1. Rosemary Holt

Floral Decoration

Rock ‘n Roll - maximum 24” overall: 1. Sue Tibbott; 2. Jean Bridgeman; 3. Glenys Shaw; HC Diane Payne.

Spring Nest max 15” overall: 1. Sue Tibbott; 2. Judith Yates; 3. Diane Payne; HC Jean Bridgeman and Glenys Shaw.

Potpourri - max 6” overall: 1. Vanessa Herman; 2. Glenys Shaw; 3. Sue Tibbott; HC Jean Bridgeman and Diane Payne.

Home-made Produce

Lemon Drizzle Cake: 1. Tom Dufall; 2. June Kennard-Simpson; 3. Sue Palin.

Three muffins: 1. Sue Palin; 2. Joan Paver; 3. Vivienne Dean.

A quiche - max 10” diameter: 1. Sue Tibbott; 2. Vanessa Herman; 3. Joan Paver; HC Sue Palin.

1 jar marmalade: 1. Sue Tibbott; 2. Betty Smith; 3. Vivienne Dean.

Children’s Classes

A cardboard 3D butterfly max 8” (Age up to 7): 1. Stevie Mears.

Three flapjacks (Age up to 7): 1. Stevie Mears.

Painting of Spring Flowers Max A4 (Age up to 7): 1. Stevie Mears.

A cardboard 3D butterfly max 8” (Age 8 to 11): 1. Anna Constable; 2. Emilia Copp.

Three flapjacks (Age 8 to 11): 1. Anna Constable; 2. George Mead; 3. Emilia Copp.

Painting of Spring Flowers Max A4 (Age 8 to 11): 1. Anna Constable; 2. Ruby Ford; 3. Emilia Copp.

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