Spring show 2018

Report and photos from the SPRING SHOW and the annual meeting held on Monday, March 12th, 2018
at The Crofters Hotel, Cabus, Garstang

Photos of some of the winners:
Carolyn Worthington and mini-daffs (cut)
Elisabeth Bertenshaw and amaryllis

Elisabeth Bertenshaw and daffs,
Margaret Rainford and mini daffs in a pot

Blooming bulbs brighten up Garstang ...

Spring has well and truly sprung for local residents, especially for the green-fingered members of the Garstang and District Gardening Club.
Club members met at The Crofters, Cabus, tonight for their annual spring show and annual meeting.
The formalities of the annual meeting included secretary Ruth Wiseman reading the previous a g m’s minutes, Roger Broadbelt’s chairman’s report and retiring treasurer Jennifer Westcott’s financial statements.
Mr Broadbelt reviewed club activities during the previous 12 months, including lectures, garden visits and the club’s 30th anniversary party at Cabus Village Hall.
Details were also announced of the club’s 2018 summer programme and garden visits trips.
President Ben Andrews presented a life membership certificate to Mrs Westcott in recognition of her four year service at treasurer.
The committee was re-elected en bloc (with the exception of the treasurer’s post).
The list of officials and committee following the annual meeting is chairman, Roger Broadbelt; vice chairman, Hilary Hine; secretary Ruth Wiseman; treasurer, Ian Budgen; programme secretary, Ruth Cowell; publicity officer, Anthony Coppin. Committee member: Elisabeth Bertenshaw.
After the formal meeting the "bloom room" was opened for members to view exhibits in the spring show display, with president Ben Andrews handing out the trophies.
Winners in the various categories were:
Class 1, three daffodils in a 7ins pot: 1 Elisabeth Bertenshaw, 2 Carolyn Worthington.
Class 2, miniature daffodils in a pot: 1 Margaret Rainford, 2 Ruth Wiseman, 3 Peter Wiseman
Class 3, any other spring bulbs (not daffodils) in a pot: 1 Elisabeth Bertenshaw
Class 4, three standard daffodils - cut stems in a vase: 1 Elisabeth Bertenshaw
Class 5, three miniature daffodils - cut stems in a vase: 1 Carolyn Worthington, 2 and 3 Ben Andrews
Class 6, Spring arrangement - flowers (up to 12 inches): 1 Hilary Hine, 2 Elisabeth Bertenshaw
Class 7, Spring arrangement - flowers (12 to 24 inches): 1 Elisabeth Bertenshaw, 2 Peter Wiseman.
Class 8, Hellebore cut bloom: 1 Janet Sharp, 2 Gill Bergman, 3 Carolyn Worthington