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Wickhambrook Horticultural Society Reports

The Flower Show this year was held on the 9th July in the MSC. Considering that the weather had been so topsy turvey this past season, we had some very good entries in all of the different classes. For the week before the Show the wind had been blowing a gale, which must have played havac with hanging baskets and roses, etc. but nevertheless when you entered the hall you were met with a very colourful sight. There were some lovely flower arrangements and as well as the flowers and vegetables, there were lots of entries in the handicraft and cookery classes also. As usual, there was an excellent display put on by the pupils of Wickhambrook School and many thanks are sent to their teachers and Head Mistress for putting this display togeher. There was a steady stream of people looking round the Show all afternoon and hopefully some of them will be inspired to make an entry or entries themselves come next years Show.

The President of the Society, Lady Diana Rowland, presented the Cups, ably assisted by Miss Wickhambrook, Sophie Jolland, and her attendants, Ellie Jolland, MacKenzie Reid and Lauren Stephenson. The winners were as follows -

Banksian Medal (most prize money in horticultural classes) A Wilkinson
Badmondisfield Cup (highest number of points in fruit and veg classes) R & R Smart
Bailey Sweet Pea Cup (best collection) R & R Smart
Helen Long Trophy (lady gaining most points in horticultural classes) R & R Smart
Clopton Cup (best four rose blooms) P Jolland
Family Cup (family with most points) Jolland Family
Victory Cup (best exhibit children’s section) D Jolland
Flewitt Rose Bowl (most points in floral arrangement classes) A Cross
Elizabeth Rolfe Cup (best floral arrangement) A Cross
Aitken Silver Cup (most points in cookery and crafts classes) M Wallis
Ivy Hicks Trophy (most points for under 14 years of age)  E Walis
Crystal Fruit Bowl (most points in fruit classes) A Day
Mapey Rose Bowl (resident with most points) R Cook
W I Shield (best exhibit in Class 80 sponsored by Wickhambrook W.I.) J King
A Trophy (best exhibit handicraft section) L Nunn
Genesis Green Cup (best collection of vegetables) A Wilkinson
Flower Garden William and Nancy King Cup (best kept flower garden) D Bates
Carnival Cup The Youth Club
Nurse William Cup Lauren Stephenson
Diplomas of excellence awarded by the Worshipful Company of Gardeners  
Horticultural  A Wilkinson and A Day
Floral Art Mrs Angela Cross
Novice R Lynn

The Committee of the Horticultural Society would like to thank everyone who helped to put on the Show and especially all those people who exhibited. Without exhibits there can be no Show, so thanks again.

On the 21st July about twenty of our members visited the garden of Mr and Mrs Allworthy at Burrough Green. We were very lucky with the weather as it was an extremely pleasant evening. The garden was about 2 acres in area with trees, shrubs, a large pond, fruit and vegetable plots and a children's garden. It was a beautiful garden with lots to see and explore and afterwards we had a cup of tea/coffee and a delicious slice of home made cakes. Altogether a very pleasant evening!

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Wickhambrook Horticultural Society

Monday 26th February
The next Horticultural Society meeting will be on Monday 26th February at 7.30pm in the WI Hall.  Garden Bugs: Cohabit, Conserve or Control - A presentation by Dr Ian Bedford (Head of Entomology), John Innes Research Institute, Norwich, everyone welcome.

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Our Annual Membership is 5, with meetings costing 1 to members and 2 to non-members. We would love to see some new members and you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.

Subscriptions are payable to the Treasurer each January.

Our talks usually last for about an hour and then we have a chat with other members whilst enjoying tea/coffee and biscuits. The talks cover a range of different aspects of gardening and our programme is planned to provide something of interest to each and everyone of us.

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