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Autumn Show 2012

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YET ANOTHER EXCELLENT SHOW! (Scroll down to see the photographs)

Ickenham & Swakeleys Horticultural Society
Autumn Show - Saturday 8 September 2012

A highlight of our Autumn Show was the prize-giving by The Worshipful The Mayor of Hillingdon who delighted those attending with his lively presentation, showing a gentle sense of humour.  Accompanying Councillor Michael Markham was Hillingdon’s charming Mayoress who drew the winning tickets for the ‘super-raffle’ to which so many local organisations and businesses had very generously contributed.  The proceeds from this raffle will be donated to the Mayor’s three nominated Charities for 2012-2013.

Almost 200 exhibits provided a lovely display with an excellent number of entries in the Junior sections, together with a superb display of produce and photographs from the Glebe School Gardening Club – and the creative ‘vegetable monsters’ were amazing … perhaps we do have a good future in both horticulture and cookery!

In the adult classes of note were Harry Dixon’s superb onions, Roger Trigg’s pot plants, John Stoke’s dahlias and Margaret Mayes’  floral entries.  Chris Lane’s wines gained firsts in all the wine classes, and in the cookery section triumph for Beryl Upton’s coffee cake, as well as the usual fierce competition in the Men’s Challenge Class.

Among the exhibitors, we were gratified to see several  new names as well as regular supporters so we welcome all newcomers to try their skills in next years Spring Show in April.

AUTUMN SHOW SECTION WINNERS

Flowers

Margaret Mayes

Dahlias

John Stokes

Pot Plants

Roger Trigg

Vegetables

Harry Dixon

Domestic

Beryl Upton

Men’s Domestic

Michael Davey

Wine

Chris Lane

Photographic

Rosemary Bennett

Junior Horticultural

Katie Hawkesworth

Junior Domestic

Isobel Higgins

Coming soon -full details the winners of the year’s overall awards which will be presented at our AGM on 30 November at 7.15pm in Ickenham Village Hall. We are planning the usual social evening – more details in due course.

 

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General view of the floral exhibits

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Beautiful floral arrangement

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Lovely vases of dahlias

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Harry Dixon's winning onion exhibit

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Prize winning cakes in the domestic classes

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Breakspear Juniors with their entries

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Mrs Cason and Mrs Bannister staged the Glebe School Gardening Club display

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Junior photographic winner

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Winning vegetable creature

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Some of the specimen dahlias

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Pot plants and flowers together

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Fuschias flowering profusely

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Runner beans a plenty

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More displays of autumn annuals

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Winner of the Junior Domestic classes

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Glebe School Gardening Club members past and present

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Best junior horticultural exhibit

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Junior floral winning entry