Hayling Island Horticultural Society

Hayling Island Horticutural Society, Virtual Summer Show

A Blooming success!

We were delighted with the response to our virtual summer show and received an impressive 130 entries from 67 participants. All of the 16 classes were judged anonymously and a selection of the winning entries are shown. The high standard of entries made the judging difficult. Everyone who entered has been notified individually with the judges comments.

Many lovely comments were also received alongside the entries, which made the effort involved all worthwhile. Diane Hatfield wrote "it has been a super way to use skills and time for me in lockdown and shielding with my family".

Clare Grove summed up the feelings of many when she wrote "I am a total amateur and have never entered anything in a horticultural show before, but loved your invitation to the virtual show. Lockdown has helped me enjoy my garden and the therapeutic qualities of looking after the flowers in it ... so I send this with enthusiasm but possibly not the skill required and hope it brightens someone else day like it has mine" Both Diane and Clare were successful with their entries.

Sue Kenworthy entered a lovely vase of flowers in Class 3; she has had problems with her mobility and said "I actually cant do anything in the garden so I make do with what’s already there, self-seeding things and things Mum puts in for me. I enjoy looking at the changes throughout the year"

The whole Show committee enjoyed the process and we are thinking we might include some virtual classes in our future shows. We will be holding our Autumn Show virtually as well. Keep an eye on the website for further details.

Summer Show Results

Summer Show Results
A selection of three roses (any variety)
1st. Gordon Fryers
2nd Liese Holden
3rd Clare Grove
4th. John Lark
A selection of five sweet pea steams1. Gordon Fryers
2nd Alana Jackson & Riley Wrixon
3rd. Liese Holden
4th Miranda Morgan
Seasonal flowers arranged in a small jam jar
1st Debbie Hick
2nd Kate Harrison
3rd Sue Varley
4th Lesley Tyrell
A basket or container of garden produce (at least three items)1st Peter Rogers
2nd Maggie Martin
3rd Judy Taylor
A Ginger and Walnut Carrot Cake1st Hazel Phillips
2nd Nikki Shepherd
3rd Gill Swift
Ginger Tray Bake1st Seamus Buckley
2nd Colin Browne
A knitted or crochet item for a premature baby1st Janet Lark
2nd Hazel Phillips
3rd Audrey Mundy
4th Diane Hatfield
Any other crafy item/handiwork1st Ann Jenkins
2nd Janet Lark
3rd Linda Simpson
4th Margaret Ashworth
Photography - a photo in jpg format of A Hayling View1st Jan Andrew
2nd Jamie Stokes
3rd Miranda Morgan
4th The Book Club - Liz McCue and Friends
A Floral Art arrangement on the theme of Flowers in Love1st Debbie Hick
2nd Susan Newnes
A picture inspired by the colours of the rainbow1st Grace Cox
A Scary Animal - A model using recyclable materialsAge 4-8 yrs
1st Grace Cox
Age 9-14 yrs
1st George and Sophie Bennet
2nd Livvy Coates
Best garden border or bed1st Angela Rogers
2nd Sarah Smith
3rd Maggie Martin
4th Lydia Cox
Best container or hanging basket1st Mo Vine
2nd David Johns
3rd Anne Bird
4th Kate Harrison
Best Vegetable plot or allotment1st Peter Rogers
2nd Janet Jackson
3rd Tim Speller
4th Jan Mitchell
Best shed1st Penny Wittwer
2nd Tim Speller
Best shed 1st Penny Wittwer 2nd Tim Speller

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