Floral delight at Ferring autumn show

DM1791371a.jpg Ferring Horticultural Society autumn show. Pamela Rolfe and her winning exhibit. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170909-225855008
DM1791371a.jpg Ferring Horticultural Society autumn show. Pamela Rolfe and her winning exhibit. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170909-225855008

Ferring Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show delighted visitors with a variety of flora.

A stunning display of colour greeted judge Sheila McLaren-Hugh at the show, which was held on Saturday.

Hosted at Ferring Village Hall, exhibits included chrysanthemums, dahlias, flowering shrubs, fruit and vegetables, floral arrangements and home craft, as well as the annual photographic competition, and tea and homemade cakes.

The quality of the dahlias and chrysanthemums impressed Sheila McLaren-Hugh, who was judging for the first time. She enjoyed the novelty of the one flower and one vegetable class.

Ron Sullivan won Best in Show with three large pompom chrysanthemums, and swept the board in the chrysanthemum classes, earning him the Chrysanthemum Cup.

The Dahlia Cup went to John Collis, who achieved two firsts and four seconds in dahlia classes, and Peter Clear had a successful 2017 taking the Vegetable Cup, the Autumn Trophy and the Cunliffe Cup for most points in all three shows.

The Floral Cup went to Elizabeth Green for her beautiful arrangements over all three shows.

The photographic competition, entitled ‘Spring Time’ produced many stunning pictures, and Gary Hicks was judged the winner of the Frank Braisby Cup for photography.

In the Homecraft section, Linda Gray was the decisive winner with two firsts and a second, which added to the other shows earned her the Homecraft Cup.

Other class winners included Mrs N. Cummings, Mrs N. Drew, Mrs L. Fryar, Mr J. Franklin, Mrs P. Rolfe, Mr B. Rolfe, Mrs G. Ford, Mr R. Westwater, Mr R. Wilde, Mr R. Norton Wight, Mr J. Gray, Mrs S. Barker, Mrs D. Dumbleton, Mr M. Ford and Mr R. Dumbleton.

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