Stunning dahlias steal show in Shoreham

Mavis Maple and Ron Yetman with their best in show exhibits
Mavis Maple and Ron Yetman with their best in show exhibits
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BEAUTIFUL blooms filled a room with breathtaking colour for Shoreham Horticultural and Allotment Society’s autumn show.

The show was held on Saturday in Room 3 of the Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham.

Elaine Bliss and Lorraine Saunders and their advent wreaths

Elaine Bliss and Lorraine Saunders and their advent wreaths

Daphne Thomas, show secretary, said: “The show turned out to be yet another success amidst the hustle and bustle of the centre.

“The dahlias stole the show this year. The beautiful blooms filled the room with breathtaking colours.

“This was our last show for 2015 and the committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support.”

Ted Banks won two trophies, the Fred Hill Memorial Salver for dahlias and Nixey Challenge Cup for fruit.

Ted Banks with his excellent dahlias

Ted Banks with his excellent dahlias

Lorraine Saunders also won two prizes, both for her floral art. She received the Tingley Bowl and the Novice Floral Art Diploma.

Other autumn show winners included:

Bruce Button, Bayley Cup for chrysanthemums; Ron Yetman, Farmer Cup for cut flowers/pot plants; Jack Rudland, Society Cup for vegetables; Alison Tanner, Harwood Challenge Cup for homecrafts; Doug Rowland, Men Only Trophy for homecrafts; Helen Swyer, Ryan Trophy for Best Print Photography.

Visit the website www.shorehamhorticulturalsociety,org for more information about the society.

Jack Rudland with his heavy marrow

Jack Rudland with his heavy marrow

The next meeting is on Friday, November 6, at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church hall, West Street, Shoreham.

Daphne said: “We are having a Gardener’s Question Time when hopefully the panel can help solve some of the gardening queries put to them.”

There will be a £2 charge for non-members and refreshments will be on sale.

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Bruce Button with his prize winning chrysanthemums

Bruce Button with his prize winning chrysanthemums

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