A host of lovely blooms
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.