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Wickhambrook Horticultural Society Reports

Saturday, 12th July was our annual Summer Flower Show Day. The weather was not kind (to say the least) for the week prior to the Show which may well have affected the number of entries.

However, even so, we still had a lovely Show and lots of people came to look around at the exhibits of flower arrangements, flowers, fruit and vegetables, handicrafts and cookery.

The Flower Show is a very busy day for all committee members and I would just like to publicly say a very heartfelt thanks to all of you. It begins on the previous Friday afternoon by setting up the tables and does not finish until after the same tables are put away after the end of the Show. Thanks to one and all and also, of course, to all the people who made entries into the Show. There can be no Flower Show without entries, so thanks again and many congratulations to those who won cups. Wickhambrook School also deserves a mention for once again putting on their display of children’s work. It is fascinating and interesting to view the work done by the school children and lots of people look around and enjoy their exhibits. Thanks to everyone at the school who were involved (most of all the children of course), but also teachers and assistants.

The Cup Winners were as follows:

Banksian Medal (most prize money in horticultural classes) R & R Smart
Badmondisfield Cup (highest number of points in fruit and veg classes) A Day
Bailey Sweet Pea Cup (best collection) R and R Smart
Helen Long Trophy (lady gaining most points in horticultural classes) Tie between R Lynn and J Draycott
Clopton Cup (best four rose blooms) J Honeyball
Victory Cup (best exhibit children’s section) E Bevan
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) J Draycott
Ivy Hicks Trophy (most points for under 14 years of age)  J Farrow
Family Cup (family with most points) J and E Plumpton
Crystal Fruit Bowl (most points in fruit classes) A Day
Mapey Rose Bowl (resident with most points) S Plumpton
W I Shield (best exhibit in Class 80 sponsored by Wickhambrook W.I.) E Wallis
A Trophy (best exhibit handicraft section) L Nunn
Genesis Green Cup (best collection of vegetables) A Day

Our monthly meetings begin again on Monday 15th September with a talk entitled ‘Fruit and Berries, adding colour to the Garden’ given by Ian Seager and then on the 13th October we have Peter Beale giving a talk on ‘Light among the Trees, part 2’.

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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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