Our Autumn Show will be on Monday, 26 September 2022 in the Old Library at 7.30pm. Please note the change of date, due to The Queen’s funeral. Even with the recent drought problems, there are hopefully some classes that you can enter!
Most plants seem to have adapted to the hot, dry conditions, although much has ripened earlier than expected. If all else fails, go for the dried seed heads class or bake a cake!
Classes are similar to previous years, but we have been made aware of some confusion between the Floral Arrangement (Class 13) and the Bowl of Flowers (Class 2). In the past, bought flowers were allowed for the Floral Arrangement, but this year we have decided that ALL flowers should be home grown. The emphasis for Class 13 is on the arrangement style of the flowers in the teacup. For Class 2, the Bowl of mixed Flowers, these should also be home grown but judging will be based on the content, the quality and type of flowers, no matter how they are arranged. Hope that helps!
Thanks to Chris and Anna for this year’s Coconut Cake recipe – as many entries as possible in this category please ( but do remember that Members are allowed to eat it after judging, so there is usually none left to take home!)
1. Vase of flowers, 3 stems of 1 cultivar
2. Bowl of mixed flowers (emphasis on quality of flowers, not arrangement).
3. Vase of shrubs or foliage, 3 or more stems, mixed varieties
4. Display of ornamental seed heads
5. Five Fuchsia blooms, single variety or mixed (flower heads only)
6. Ornamental pot plant (incl. cacti & succulents)
7. Display of fruit, any mixed.
8. Display of vegetables, mixed
9. Tomatoes (dish of 5)
10. Display of herbs
11. Preserves: jam, jelly or marmalade, chutney or relish
12. Baking – Coconut cake (recipe supplied here)
13. Floral Arrangement – display in a tea cup, all flowers to be home grown. Emphasis on floral arrangement.
14. Competition: largest sunflower head (from Russian Giant seeds supplied in April)
15. Competition: Yield from one potato supplied in April. (washed, in named transparent bag)
Please bring your own vases, except for the Fuchsia heads (Class 5), where containers are supplied. Water will be available.
Finally, remember this is not an RHS show, it’s a competition for fun and perhaps a Winners certificate, not for perfection!