Entries blossom at horticultural show
MEMBERS of Ruislip Central Horticultural Society are certainly a hardy bunch.
One of their members flew in to Heathrow, from Seattle, at 8am on Saturday morning and by 10.40am he arrived with his photograph, scones, Victoria Sandwich and pot plant to exhibit in the spring show.
After fears in the weeks leading up to the show there would be no daffodils thanks to the mild weather, members displayed a fine selection along with a variety of potted plants such as Hyacinths, Orchids, a Wollemi pine and Camellias.
The and Succulents exhibits attracted the attention of the enthusiast as well as quite a few novices who were keen to buy plants to
Cacti start their collection.
In the Domestic category, the recipe for the boiled fruit cake enticed quite a few members and the Floral Art section provided inspiration to many.
The Photographic and Handicrafts sections also saw an increase in the number of exhibits, many of a high standard.
Prizes were awarded by Lesley Crowcroft, chairman of the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens who praised all the entrants.
n AMARYLLIS: Exhibited by Warren Reeves n The Daffodil Cup For The Highest Total Points In Section ‘A’: n The Daffodil Society Diploma For The Best Exhibit In Section ‘A’: n The Daffodil Society Certificate For The Best Bloom: n An RCHS Novice Cup For The 1st Prize In Class 13:
n An Arthur Boarder Award For The Best Exhibit In The Cactus & Succulent Section:
n Floral Art: Section ‘E’, The Muriel King Cup & Gift Voucher For The Hi ghest Total Points In Floral Art: Joint