A host of lovely blooms

Bray People - - NEWS -

THERE was a colour­ful, scented dis­play of roses, sweet pea, sum­mer flow­ers, fruit and veg­eta­bles at the Del­gany & District Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety Rose Show last week­end.

Ex­hibitors came from as far afield as Ardee, Malahide and Bal­brig­gan to ex­hibit at St Cro­nan’s school in Bray. The so­ci­ety, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Festina Lente, also held a com­pe­ti­tion to judge the al­lot­ments in their walled gar­den. The ‘small’ al­lot­ment was won by Wendy Molyneux, and the ‘medium’ al­lot­ment was won by He­len Raf­ferty. The ‘ large’ al­lot­ment was won by De­nis Mother­way who also won the Craw­ford Cup for best over­all al­lot­ment. In the rose classes the blooms were out­stand­ing with Shankill grower Trevor Steven­son win­ning the Pow­er­scourt Gar­dens Fam­ily Award for the best large flow­ered sin­gle bloom, the Nancy O’Neill cup for a vase of three mixed large flow­ered roses and the Sam & Char­lie Golden Cup for most points.

Lochlann Gul­liver, who came sec­ond in the hang­ing bas­kets com­pe­ti­tion, with his mum Sinead and sis­ter Vanessa.

Ruth Handey re­ceives the prize for best flori­bunda rose from Mary Wall.

Show sec­re­tary Pa­tri­cia Emma Rose shows off some of Trevor Steven­son’s roses to Jen Bouman.

Mikey Stephen­son with his dad Trevor and his prizewin­ning hybrid tea Savoy Ho­tel roses.

Festina Lente al­lot­ment win­ners Wendy Molyneux and De­nis Mother­way.

Tom Cur­tis with his ‘Best in Show’ peren­nial flow­ers.

John Cal­lan with his hybrid Im­pa­tient.

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